Protecting your Rights
All Americans enjoy protections under the United States Constitution. The lawyers at Danks, Miller & Cory are committed to protecting your Constitutional rights and liberties from any serious abuse of power by government entities and government officials.
It can be extremely difficult to stand up to illegal government action, or to even try to hold government officials accountable when they abuse the power of their office.
Government officials enjoy more resources and have strong protections against liability. However, in certain circumstances they can and should be held accountable for the harms and losses they cause.
Where do your rights come from?
The foundations for the protection of individual liberty are found in our Constitution, and specifically in the section known as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is made up of the first ten amendments to our Constitution. The specific protections contained in these ten amendments are:
- the freedom of speech, press, religion and petition;
- the right to keep and bear arms;
- protection from quartering of soldiers;
- protection from unreasonable search and seizure;
- the right to due process;
- the right to trial by jury, speedy trial, public trial, counsel;
- the right to civil trial by jury;
- the prohibition of excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment;
- the protection of rights not enumerated in the Constitution; and.
- the protection of the powers of the states and the people.
Other notable amendments which touch on individual rights include the 14th amendment which gives citizens the right to equal protection of the national and state laws, the right to be free of any law that deprives a person of life, liberty or property without due process; the 15th amendment which gave people the right to vote, regardless of race or color; the 19th amendment which gave all citizens the right to vote, regardless of sex; and, the 26th amendment which gave all citizens age 18 or older the right to vote.
If you believe that your constitutional rights are being violated, or that any government entity is engaged in an abuse of power, we may be able to help. To discuss how one of our attorneys can assist you with your constitutional legal matter, contact us online or call 601-957-3101.