Constitutional Civil Rights

Constitutional civil rights are the rights American citizens possess under the United States Constitution.  The Constitution protects certain basic rights of all Americans and prohibits unreasonable interference with those rights by government.  The Constitution also provides a legal process to seek damages when the government improperly interferes with our constitutional rights. Constitutional cases typically arise in connection with the activities of the police, and in public employment settings where the “employer” is also the “government” (i.e. police departments, fire departments, school districts, etc.) but can also arise from a variety of other governmental activities.

Since 1992, Harrison Law Offices has enforced the Constitutional rights of its clients. Whether you are a citizen whose rights have been violated (or a government employee accused of violating constitutional rights) Harrison Law Offices will help you through the legal process and prosecute (or defend) your case.

Some of the most common examples of Constitutional Civil Rights include:

The First Amendment:

  • the right to associate and assemble with other people
  • the right to free speech
  • the right to practice individual religious beliefs

The Second Amendment:

  • the right to possess and bear firearms

The Fourth Amendment:

  • the right to privacy in your home, your papers, and your things
  • the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures
  • the right to protection against excessive use of force

The Fifth Amendment:

  • the right against self-incrimination

The Eighth Amendment:

  • the right to protection against cruel and unusual punishment

The Fourteenth Amendment:

  • the right to due process of law before being deprived of life, liberty or property

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