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Attorney Allen, a trial lawyer and civil rights attorney, has spent years taking on tough cases for people who have faced discrimination in their communities, at school, or at work.

“No matter how big or small your case is, I will do everything within my power to provide you with the best representation available. I offer affordable rates and payment plans so no one is denied justice due to lack of funds.”Attorney Shay T. Allen

What Are Your
Civil Rights?

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The signing of the Civil Rights Bill

Civil rights are basic freedoms that are guaranteed by law to all citizens of the United States. They are the foundation of our democracy and one of our most cherished values.

Civil rights are enshrined in both federal and state constitutions to guarantee that every American has the opportunity for success, prosperity, and happiness. The civil rights movement was a struggle to end racially based denial of those rights often by state governments. Contact us now.

Do you
Require Related Services?

Civil Rights cases are many times related to other services for which Attorney Allen can represent you including:

What Are Examples of Civil Rights Violations?

• Unreasonable searches and seizures. • Cruel and unusual punishment. • Losing a job or being passed over for a promotion due to discrimination. • Abuse by a public official. • Any discrimination based on a superficial quality or belief.

Who protects our civil rights?

Civil rights are personal rights guaranteed and protected by the U.S. Constitution and federal laws enacted by Congress, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

What are example of Civil Rights?

Freedom of speech. Freedom of the press. Freedom of religion. Freedom to vote. Freedom against unwarranted searches of your home or property. Freedom to have a fair court trial. Freedom to remain silent in a police interrogation.

What is a 1983 claim against police?

1983, that allows people to sue the government for civil rights violations. It applies when someone acting 'under color of' state-level or local law has deprived a person of rights created by the U.S. Constitution or federal statutes.

What are some examples of discrimination in the delivery of services?

An example would be the failure of a funded correctional facility to provide interpreter services to hearing-impaired inmates. Another example would be a funded police department's practice of stopping and interrogating, without cause, all Hispanic males driving on a particular highway.