Constitutional Law

When You Need Help Protecting Your Constitutional Rights, Call The Davenport Firm, APLC, in Alexandria, LA

constitution-law-attorney-alexandra--davenport-law-firmMany people think of constitutional rights in the context of criminal law. There’s the right against self-incrimination, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, the right to a trial by jury, the right to avoid cruel and unusual punishment, and the right to be considered for bail. These are important rights, but they aren’t the only rights you have in the United States of American and the State of Louisiana.

The Constitution regulates every aspect of life from government regulations on business to hiring practices to eligibility for licenses and permits. One of the key principles is that of Equal Protection — that a constitutional right applies to all citizens and not just a few. Our firm is here to help you ensure that your constitutional rights are respected and that you receive fair treatment under the law.

First Amendment

The First Amendment is one of the most frequently cited Amendments in civil cases. First Amendment claims are divided into two categories. The first is religion. Both government and private employers must provide reasonable accommodations for religious practices, cannot unduly interfere in the exercise of religion, and cannot favor one religion over another.

Freedom of speech is also covered under the First Amendment, and it goes beyond being free to say virtually anything verbally, in print, or online. When the government issues permits or licenses, it cannot place restrictions based on the views or words of the applicant. While certain activities may be barred in an area for safety or other reasons, if a group that holds one set of ideas is allowed to engage in an activity, a group with different ideas must also be permitted to engage in the same activities.

Is the government infringing on your First Amendment or other constitutional rights? Call us today to schedule a consultation.