Understanding Your Civil Rights So You Can Recognize A Civil Rights Violation
In today’s world of social media and instant news, we are more aware than ever before about our rights and when those rights have been violated. I am civil rights attorney Konrad Kircher, and I have been practicing law for more than 30 years. For more than 20 of those years, I have dedicated my practice to helping victims throughout Ohio file civil lawsuits for damages when they’ve been abused or their rights have been violated. I founded Kircher Law, LLC, in Maineville to fight for victims’ rights.
What Are Civil Rights?
As American citizens, we are fortunate to live in a country that takes civil rights seriously. Our civil liberties are rights and freedoms that are guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. We also have certain civil rights designed to protect us from unfair treatment and discrimination. Throughout the years, federal laws and legislation have further defined and protected our civil rights as Americans, including:
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- The Age Discrimination Act of 1975
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964
- The Fair Housing Act (FHA)
Interfering with a citizen’s civil rights can be cause for legal action and possibly a civil action for damages. However, seeking damages for a violation of your civil rights can be complicated and require an experienced civil rights lawyer.
Civil Rights And Police Brutality
When police officers are accused of civil rights violations, it is often in the context of excessive force. Police misconduct and police brutality are abuses of power and can violate a victim’s civil rights. Unlawful arrests, wrongful searches and seizures, excessive force and wrongful shootings can all be considered a violation of your civil rights.
Civil Rights Violations In Prisons And Jails
Just because a person is convicted of a crime and sentenced to jail does not mean that they lose their civil rights. Prisoners still have rights. Prisoners still have a right to be protected from cruel and unusual punishment. They have the right to be free from sexual abuse and sexual assault. They also have the right to be free from discrimination.
Consult A Civil Rights Attorney Today
At Kircher Law, LLC, prospective clients can schedule an initial consultation and case assessment. To schedule your free appointment, contact my office by calling 888-725-0811 or sending an email through my website.