Utah Civil Rights Attorneys

The Utah Constitution, the United States Constitution, and certain statutes guarantee your civil rights. The Bill of Rights — the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution -- are fundamental rights. Whenever any governmental entity, whether local, state or federal, deprives you of any of your civil rights, you may have a legal claim against them. All people have the following rights:

  • First Amendment right of free speech, freedom of religion and to assemble
  • Second Amendment right to bear arms
  • Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable and warrantless searches and seizures
  • Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and to the due process of law
  • Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial and to have an attorney
  • Eighth Amendment right not to be subject to cruel and unusual punishment
  • Fourteenth Amendment right to due process and equal protection of the law

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 established other civil rights for all citizens. Other civil rights have been granted through various legislation enacted throughout the years. Laws have thus been established that must be followed by governmental entities, employers, business owners, and landlords, and make it illegal for them to discriminate against any one based on:

  • Race
  • National origin
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Age

There are other legislative acts that may have established a civil right for certain categories of people. If you believe your civil rights have been violated, you need to consult with a civil rights attorney who will evaluate your case.

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A violation of your civil rights or your freedom may seem straightforward to you, but this is a complex area of law that often changes. At Corbett Gwilliam, PLLC, we keep up-to-date on the current state of the law. We also provide a free consultation wherein we evaluate the facts of your case and advise you on the best way to proceed.

To arrange a confidential, no-cost consultation, give us a call or complete the online form. We serve clients throughout the Salt Lake City area.