Atlanta, GA- In a recent interview with WSB-TV, former Fulton County Assistant District Attorney Clint Rucker provides some perspective and legal analysis on the City of Atlanta’s crime challenges.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of a hate crime, police misconduct, police brutality, discrimination, racial profiling, unlawful arrests, or wrongful conviction, your civil rights and liberties have been violated and you have the right to bring such a claim before a judge. Getting the right attorney who will ensure your case is solid and will consistently ensure that your rights and protections are protected can positively impact your case. Clint Rucker is the right attorney.
Rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness deserve to be protected and respected. Such rights and liberties protect you and your loved ones from being mistreated by others and promote equality for all regardless of different characteristics, genetic information, sex, race, age, disability, national origin, and beliefs.
Some of these rights include:
The right to protection- You have the right to be protected under the law regardless of your place of work. You are also protected under law from discrimination based on your race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, or disability.
The right to due process- You have the right to due process under the law. This also includes being protected against governmental deprivations of life, liberty, and property.
The right to privacy- You have the right to your privacy which includes your private information. This right provides protection should private information which will damage your personal or professional reputation is released to the public.
The right to freedom of speech- You have the right to freedom of speech. You are protected against the government should you be punished or wrongfully terminated at your job for speaking out on public matters.
The right to be protected from the excessive use of force- You have the right to be protected from excessive force and deadly force, whether that is from police brutality or false arrest.
The right to free exercise of religion -You have the right to practice the religion of your choice
The right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment – During the criminal process if you are held in jail, you have the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment
Civil rights and civil liberties are covered under the law and protected at the state and federal level. Yet, both are very different as civil rights protect individuals from being unfairly treated based on different characters or beliefs whereas civil liberties such as freedom of speech and the right to vote are guaranteed by the Constitution and federal laws.
You are granted these rights and liberties just because you exist. Yet, the process to file a claim for violations of such rights and liberties can be complex. Additionally, a strong civil rights case requires substantial evidence and a thorough investigation before it is taken to the federal level. If you don’t follow the correct procedure, your claim can be dismissed by the courts which will be a grave injustice to you or your loved ones.
If you need a civil rights attorney, contact someone to represent you who knows civil rights law inside and out. Contact Clint Rucker.