Learn about your rights and more.
Any time you face a problem that may require legal assistance, you need to understand your rights as a citizen. They are the basis for how our judicial system works.
Your rights are based on ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Together, they are called the “Bill of Rights.” These rights were intended to make sure that individuals were protected from the government having too much control.
On a daily basis, these rights are the guiding force for interactions between citizens, law enforcement, and the court systems.
For more information about your rights, we recommend a visit to the American Civil Liberties web site at www.aclu.org
Once you understand your rights, a good way to prepare to talk to a lawyer about your situation is to review the instructions that a jury would follow if your case should come to trial.