Montgomery Civil Rights Attorney Protect Your Rights
Passionate pursuit of equal treatment and equal justice
Although the United States is founded upon lofty principles of personal liberty and equality under the law, aspects of human nature have frustrated attempts to fully implement these principles. No one understands the struggle for equality and dignity better than the people of Montgomery, Alabama. Atlanta may claim to be the Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement, but it was here in our state that the movement won its first decisive victory. At McGuire & Associates we draw inspiration from the legacy of Montgomery, and we continue to fight for equal rights under the law. We represent individuals against powerful interests, corporate and governmental, who refuse to follow the law, and we treat our clients with the dignity they deserve.
Aggressive representation against constitutional rights violations
The U.S. Constitution places specific limits on the power of government, especially its police power. We respond aggressively in cases of abuse, which include constitutional violations including:
- First Amendment — The Bill of Rights allows you to practice your religion, speak freely, peaceably assemble, and petition the government for redress of grievances without government interference. See more on the first amendment rights.
- Fourth Amendment — Authorities cannot subject you to an unlawful search of your person, home, or car, and cannot unlawfully seize your belongings.
- Fifth Amendment — You have the right to be free from compulsion, so if you have been arrested, the authorities cannot hold you without charges, subject you to unending questions, deprive you of food or sleep, or use physical violence to extract a confession. Your rights are protected in criminal and civil proceedings.
- Voter rights — If you meet the constitutional requirements to vote, the government cannot infringe on your right by making the process too difficult, and individuals or organizations may not attempt to keep you from voting through intimidation or other tactics. Your voting rights are protected.
In many cases, the proper remedy is for the court to issue an injunction, ordering the government to stop the violation. In criminal cases, the court can exclude evidence gained through a civil rights violation. Additionally, it may be possible to receive monetary compensation for the abuse of rights.
Civil rights in employment
If you are an employee of a company, you have the right to be free from discrimination and harassment based on your identity as a member of a protected class. If you have been denied a promotion, terminated, or otherwise subjected to unfair treatment based on your age (if you are over 40), color, disability, nation of origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation, you may be entitled to injunctive relief and monetary damages. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination.
Remedies for civil rights violations in the workplace can include court orders to correct a discriminatory act or policy and compensating a victim monetarily for the violation. Often, civil rights litigation is required to remedy the injustice.
Contact our Montgomery, AL law firm for passionate civil rights representation
McGuire & Associates is committed to building on the civil rights legacy of Montgomery by helping vulnerable citizens assert their rights against powerful defendants. To schedule a consultation, call us at 334-651-8891 or contact our Montgomery office online. Our office is located at 31 Clayton Street, convenient to I-85 and I-65.