Constitutional Law

Legal Representation in Cook County

The Law Offices of R. Tamara de Silva take a great interest in fighting against acts that violate both constitutional rights and civil rights. Ms. de Silva is devoted to upholding the liberties that we were granted by our forefathers. The U.S. Constitution is considered to be the highest level of law in the United States, and it has served as a foundation for all U.S. law. The Constitution's first 10 amendments, which are referred to as the Bill of Rights, prohibit state governments and the federal government from infringing upon certain individual rights. There are also other amendments that protect individuals' civil rights, which were enacted to ensure that people are not treated unequally due to factors such as sex and race.

A few examples of violations of constitutional rights, which include civil rights, are as follows:

  • Infringement of the right to bear arms
  • Race discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Infringement of freedom of speech
  • Illegal search and seizure

States are prohibited from offering their residents a lower level of protection of individual liberties than the level that is provided in the Constitution. The Supreme Court plays a major role in interpreting constitutional law. State courts are not allowed to interpret the Bill or Rights or any other provisions in the constitutional in ways that stray from the Supreme Court's interpretations. Any act that denies a citizen his rights should not be tolerated. Speak with a Chicago litigation attorney today if you feel your constitutional rights are being denied.

Chicago Constitutional Law Attorney

Constitutional and civil rights were outlined in the amendments of the U.S. Constitution to protect individuals from discrimination in employment, education, government issues and other important legal matters. An attorney might be able to assist you in overcoming the following types of discrimination:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Nation of origin
  • Disability
  • Religion

It is important to hire an attorney with extensive experience in constitutional rights, as your legal matters could become complex during litigation. Discrimination can be hidden in the guise of a workplace procedural tool and requires the work of an attorney to expose it. For example, there might be hiring procedures put in place by authorities of a company that to favor certain races. This is just discrimination under another name. Another possibly more obvious form of discrimination would be the act of giving a lower salary to minorities or women.

If you feel the government has violated your right to execute free speech, to practice any religion you choose or to conduct some other activity you are entitled to under the Constitution, you need to contact an attorney. Ms. de Silva is a strong advocate of constitutional rights who aggressively defends the liberty of her clients. Don't try to handle your legal battles alone. Instead, contact Ms. de Silva to learn about how she might be able to assist you with your case.