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How A Lawyer Can Protect Your Civil Liberties


As a citizen of the United States and a resident in the state of Maryland, you have civil liberties. If these rights are violated, you may be able to seek justice through legal action. If you need advice from a legal expert on how to safeguard your fundamental rights that were infringed upon by government officials, talk to a Baltimore police misconduct lawyer.

When to Consult a Constitutional Tort Lawyer

Constitutional tort cases are situations where individuals seek compensation for violations of their constitutional rights. A couple of common constitutional tort claims include violations of a person’s First Amendment rights (freedom of speech, religion, and assembly) and their Fourth Amendment rights (unlawful searches and seizures).

Claims often arise when government officials or entities, such as law enforcement officers, engage in actions that infringe upon a person’s rights. A handful of the different types of claims Maryland residents may be able to pursue include the following.

  • Misconduct by law enforcement. If you have been subjected to police brutality, unlawful searches, or false arrest, know that these situations often involve violations of your Fourth Amendment rights, and an attorney can help you seek justice.
  • First Amendment violations. Censorship, discrimination based on speech or religious beliefs, or interference with peaceful assembly could lead to a case where it is possible to prove your freedom of speech, religion, or assembly was curtailed by government actions.
  • Due process. When a person faces unfair or unjust treatment by government authorities, they may be experiencing a block to their right to a fair and impartial legal process. Due process violations occur in a range of contexts, such as administrative proceedings or judicial proceedings.
  • Equal protections. If you believe you have been discriminated against based on race, gender, or other protected characteristics by a government entity, discuss the possibility of an equal protection claim with a seasoned attorney.
  • Excessive force cases. Injuries connected to excessive force used by law enforcement could involve violations of your Fourth Amendment rights and may also extend to claims under the Fourteenth Amendment.

Intricate legal doctrines and precedents are often part of constitutional tort cases, so it is important to connect with a legal professional early in the process. A lawyer specializing in this field can analyze your situation, identify constitutional violations, and build a compelling case.

Talk to an Attorney About Negotiation and Litigation

A Baltimore police misconduct lawyer will listen compassionately to your story, conduct thorough investigations, gather evidence, and interview witnesses to strengthen your case. Next, they possess the skills to negotiate with government officials and, if necessary, litigate your case in court. They will explore every avenue available in order to seek the compensation you deserve and will advocate for your rights each step of the way.

How can a lawyer help you fight for justice? Whether facing law enforcement misconduct, First Amendment violations, or other constitutional infringements, the experienced Baltimore lawyers at Iamele & Iamele, LLP will work diligently to protect your rights. Contact us to book your fee-free appointment.

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