While the U.S. Constitution is the foundation for your protection against abuses in criminal matters, it also provides the framework for your civil rights as well. In fact, the 1st Amendment to the Constitution focuses entirely on your civil rights, preventing the government from abridging or violating specific freedoms, such as the freedom of speech, of religion and to peacefully assemble. Later amendments address such issues as equal protection under the law, forming the basis for most laws governing discrimination and harassment.
Even with a broad body of law to support your civil rights, you can still face unfair treatment, whether in the workplace or at the hands of a governmental body, including a law enforcement agency. When you do, you need an experienced lawyer to represent you, someone who understands how your civil rights are protected, who has successfully helped others in situations like yours.
At the Law Offices of Mallon & Tranger, we offer experienced and knowledgeable counsel to people whose civil rights have been violated. To schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation, contact us by e-mail or call us at (732) 410-6094.
The Many Faces of Civil Rights Violations
Your civil rights can be violated in a number of ways:
- The government may take actions, such as enacting laws that restrain your freedom of speech or religion. You may seek to peaceably assemble, only to have the government ban your meeting or march.
- A governmental body may violate your right to vote under the 1965 Voting Rights Act
- You may face discrimination in education, from admissions to state-funded schools to unfair allocation of student aid
- Your landlord may discriminate against you in violation of federal law.
- You can also file a civil rights claim if you have been the victim of certain crimes, such as hate crimes or law enforcement misconduct.
Contact the Law Office of Mallon & Tranger
If you are uncertain if your civil rights have been violated, we can help. We offer a free initial consultation to anyone with a potential civil rights claim. To set up a meeting, contact us online or call us at (732) 410-6094 for an appointment. We have offices in Freehold, Toms River and Point Pleasant.