First Amendment Rights
What Are Our First Amendment Rights?
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference.
It prohibits any laws or practices that intrude upon the:
- free exercise of religion,
- freedom of speech,
- freedom of the press,
- right to peaceably assemble
- right for citizens to petition for a governmental redress of grievances
What are the Remedies for a First Amendment Violation?
In general, there are two main remedies in First Amendment cases. These are:
- Compensation for the civil rights violation, which is known as monetary damages
- Prospective relief, also known as injunctive relief.
An injunction is a judicial order that restrains a person from beginning or continuing some action.
Please keep in mind that the specific remedies in these cases largely depend on the people and facts involved in the case.
How Can We Help?
Our firm stands firmly behind the Constitution and we strongly believe in the freedoms and values that it upholds.
If you feel that someone or some entity interfered with your rights, contact us now.
We provide a free initial consultation and are more than willing to discuss all of your legal options, which include filing a civil rights lawsuit on your behalf against the at-fault party.