Georgia Attorneys Help Protect & Enforce Your Rights
Equal Protection Under the Law
No institution, be it an employer, government agency, or other entity, has the authority to violate your civil rights. Federal law guarantees protection for all citizens no matter their age, race, gender, orientation, or class. The attorneys at Leipow & Associates, P.C. are qualified and ready to handle a variety of civil rights cases, including:
- Equal Protection Violations
- Unlawful Search and Seizures
- Wrongful Arrests
- Malicious Prosecution
- Race, Gender, or Age Discrimination
- Police Brutality
- Free Speech Violations
Receiving Compensation for Civil Rights Violations
Depending on the specific details of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. The amount of compensation can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors, including the type of right(s) violated and the degree of harm caused by the violation. Often, civil rights violations can result in lost earnings, increased medical expenses, decreased capacity for labor, and emotional distress. Furthermore, punitive damages—additional penalties for unethical or blatantly wrongful conduct—as well as the cost of your attorney's fees may be pursued depending on the severity or egregiousness of the violation. To determine if your rights have been violated, contact Leipow & Associates, P.C. at (404) 581-3642 for a free case evaluation.
The Constitution and its Amendments
Litigation can occur when your constitutionally protected rights are infringed upon. Most frequently, the rights that are violated ought to be protected by the first, fourth, eight, and fourteenth amendments. The First Amendment protects your freedom of speech nd religion. The fourth and eight amendments—frequently infringed upon by instances of police brutality— respectively protect you from excessive force and cruel/unusual punishment. Finally, the fourteenth amendment protects your right to due process under the law.