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Through the Constitution of the United States of America, we are all guaranteed certain rights and freedoms. When these rights are violated by the government, our civil rights attorneys at Goldberg & Rosen in Miami will not hesitate to stand up for justice – defending and protecting our clients’ civil rights.
How our attorneys can help.
At Goldberg & Rosen, our attorneys specialize in standing up to the government and handling legally complex civil rights violations. Throughout the years, we’ve obtained substantial verdicts and settlements in civil rights and police misconduct cases involving:
- Excessive force and police brutality, including Taser cases.
- False arrest and wrongful imprisonment.
- Jail and prison injuries.
- Sexual abuse, discrimination, harassment and other abuses of state power.
If you’ve had your civil rights violated by the government, you need a strong and experienced law firm to defend you and uphold the Constitution. Whether you’ve been hurt by a local municipality, a state actor or the United States government, our Miami civil rights attorneys at Goldberg & Rosen have the experience, expertise and resources necessary to defend your rights, hold the government accountable and ensure you are compensated for your damages.
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Have your civil rights been violated?
Your individual civil rights are outlined in the Constitution, under the Bill of Rights, and involve the following freedoms:
- The right to freedom of speech.
- The right to assembly.
- The right to engage in a democratic process of voting for elected officials.
- The right to remain free from slavery.
- The right to bear arms.
- The right to be treated equally in public places.
- The right to religious freedom.
- The right to have an attorney represent you in criminal or civil cases.
In addition, you are also entitled to the following civil rights:
Under “Section 1983,” individuals are prohibited from acting “under the color of authority” and violating someone’s civil rights by doing so. An example of violating Section 1983 would be a teacher intentionally failing a student due to his ethnicity, and not because of low grades. Wrongful imprisonment, false arrest, sustaining physical injuries due to negligence while incarcerated, harassment and discrimination are all other types of civil rights violations that fall under Section 1983 and are frequently committed by local, state and federal government actors.
According to the 5th amendment, due process means that no one can be deprived by the federal government of property, life and liberty without due process of law. The 14th amendment states the same thing, except it targets the state government rather than the federal government. Today, procedural due process involves your right to a lawyer, your right to receive timely notification of being involved in a lawsuit and your right to physically attend all testimony given during a lawsuit.
Outlined in the 14th amendment, equal protection means that states must provide protection equally to all of its citizens. If a state denies equal protection to any individual, it is in violation of that individual’s civil rights. An example of a state possibly violating the equal protection amendment might involve passing a law that subjects anyone over the age of 65 to an annual driving test due to an increasing number of vehicle accidents involving older drivers, while also mandating higher fees for senior citizens who are obtaining a license renewal. In this case, drivers who are over 65 could challenge this law on the grounds that it violates their civil rights concerning equal protection.
Florida Civil Rights Act
The Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 protects individuals from discrimination based on their race, color, creed, nationality, disability, age or sexual orientation. These rights extend to employment, real estate transactions, membership in private clubs and the refusal of accommodations or service. Any retaliation against an individual for filing a civil rights complaint is also against the law.
Do you have a civil rights lawsuit?
If you believe your civil rights have been violated, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit against the offending party. If your case is successful, you may be awarded compensation for lost wages, back pay, loss of dignity, mental anguish, emotional trauma and pain and suffering. During your evaluation with our legal team, we will carefully review your case and provide you with personalized guidance as to whether or not you do in fact have a civil rights lawsuit, as well as the damages you can expect to recover.