What Are My Legal Rights?
The Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution guarantees civil rights for every citizen. Sadly, many of these rights are violated when police officers investigate a crime, conduct an interrogation, and make an arrest. You may think that police misconduct must be in the form of excessive force or abuse for your rights to be violated — this is not true. Your constitutional rights can be violated by something as simple as an officer searching your vehicle without probable cause. You have civil rights that protect you during a traffic stop, the investigation of a crime, during questioning, while you are in custody, and during the trial of your case. These rights protect you from unreasonable and illegal actions by law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges. It is critical that you understand your constitutional rights and when those rights are being violated. Below are just a few of the rights you are afforded as a citizen. Our attorneys urge you to contact our office to discuss these rights, and other rights, that you have that may help us win the criminal case being prepared against you by law enforcement.