The United States Constitution protects people in its borders from the overreach of the government with a Bill of Rights and limited powers.
Government force is often initiated through actions by law enforcement officers at the local, state and federal level.
When law enforcement officers act beyond the scope of their powers in Westchester County, New York, civil rights lawyers represent the infringed-upon to not only help the victim recover for damages, but also to change public policy and keep police powers in check.
Additionally, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from unlawful discrimination by other citizens, business entities and local governments.
Lawyer Referral Service in Westchester County, NY - The Westchester County Bar Association (WCBA) has sponsored a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) for the past 40 years. Each year, the LRS refers thousands of individuals to local attorneys throughout White Plains, NY, and the surrounding areas of Westchester County. Attorneys that participate in the Lawyer Referral Service agree to provide a 30 minute consultation in exchange for a $40 consultation fee. During the consultation the attorney and client discuss the legal problem, possible solutions and the attorney fees needed for additional representation.