The 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution says that no state, no agency of the state, and no employee of the state is permitted to violate the Constitutional rights of an individual. In the case of such a violation, federal statute 42 USC 1983 allows for a lawsuit to be filed. As a civil rights attorney in Philadelphia, Carpey Law, make it a point to understand and stay abreast of every new aspect of civil rights laws.
Statute 42 USC 1983 states that the violation of a Constitutional right must be demonstrated by the injured person(s) — The injured must also demonstrated that this violation was committed by a man or woman acting under color of law.
Such cases often are the result of police brutality, prisoner brutality (such as abuse of prisoners by prison guards or injury to a prisoner once a guard, a warden, or a staff member gained knowledge of the impending injury).
Civil Rights Attorney in Philadelphia
At Carpey Law, we believe that the promise of America’s civil rights legislation is to protect its citizens from intrusion by the State. Individuals whose rights have been violated can pursue justice and seek compensation for their injuries. We understand the law and apply it as a civil rights attorney in Philadelphia.