What are Civil Rights?

All citizens of the United States have certain civil rights guaranteed to them by the U.S. Constitution and multiple laws and amendments adopted over the years.

A person’s civil rights can come under attack from those who hold authority over them.

The Bill of Rights, or the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, establish a citizen’s civil rights.

Over the years, Congress has passed additional laws guaranteeing that everyone was given the same civil rights as outlined by the framers of the Constitution.

A dedicated civil rights attorney can protect those whose civil rights have been violated by the very entity that is supposed to protect them.