Civil Rights In The American System
The United States Constitution guarantees that you, as an individual, have certain rights as protection against government abuse. Since government has unlimited power of force and unlimited money to prosecute you, the Bill of Rights was written to protect you from such times that the officers of any government abuse their powers.
In fact, the Founders thought that protection from government was so important that half of the first Ten Amendments (called the Bill of Rights) dealt with protecting citizens from the government.
Even though most police officers are there to serve, there is always the possibility that one or two rotten apples will abuse their power, do unlawful searches and falsely arrest you or even physically hurt you while you are in their custody.
After you have been arrested there is something called “prosecutorial discretion”. That means that one person or office can decide whether or not to bring charges against you. This can result in a wrongful conviction.
If this has happened to you, you should contact us immediately. Often there are time limits for us to act in your defense and hesitation on your part can eliminate the potential for us to correct the wrongs committed against you.
Don’t be intimated by what government people in positions of authority tell you about what your rights are. Contact a knowledge Civil Rights lawyer like Glenn McGovern now.