Under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, no state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. If your right to due process has been denied, contact Hale & Monico in Chicago right away. We are dedicated advocates for victims of civil rights violations.
Why Choose Hale & Monico?
- We offer a free initial consultation with no obligation and will not hesitate to visit clients at home or wherever is most convenient for their needs. Ultimately, we are committed to assisting our clients in any way we can.
- Andy Hale and Brian Monico are dedicated, passionate attorneys with extensive trial experience who have recovered tens of millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
- We conduct thorough investigations and case preparation, constructing each case as though it were going to trial, and negotiate skillfully or fight aggressively in the courtroom for the compensation you deserve.
What Is Due Process?
Due process embodies society’s basic concepts of legal fairness. It requires that certain procedures be followed before action is taken by the government. The procedures required in specific situations depend on:
- Seriousness of the harm that might be done to a citizen
- Risk of error without the procedures
- Cost to the government in carrying out the procedures
What Is the Purpose of Due Process?
The constitutional amendments due process clause provides assurance that all levels of government in the U.S. must operate within the law and provide fair procedures. It implements safeguards before the government may deprive any citizen of his or her rights to life, liberty, or property.
Types of Due Process
Due process clauses in the 5th and 14th Constitutional Amendments provide two distinct limitations on government.
- Procedural due process requires the government to follow certain procedures before depriving a person of life, liberty, or property.
- Substantive due allows courts to determine whether the government has sufficient justification for its actions and to protect certain fundamental rights of U.S. citizens.
What Is Included in Procedural Due Process?
Procedural due process of law may include:
- Notice and the opportunity to be heard
- Representation by an attorney
- Hearing before an impartial person
- Calling witnesses on one’s behalf
- Cross-examination of witnesses
- Written decision, including reasons based on evidence
- Transcript of the proceeding
- Opportunity to appeal the decision
Why You Need a Lawyer
If you believe that this fundamental right has been violated, you might be entitled to pursue compensation for damages. Your best course of action is to consult with an attorney who has experience in civil rights violations as soon as possible after the violation occurs. Our attorneys have the skills, resources, and in-depth understanding of the law to effectively represent you in a claim for compensation.
Contact Our Chicago Denial of Due Process Attorney
Due process is a basic right guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Denial of due process is a violation of your civil rights. If you have been denied due process, you have recourse under the law. Our attorneys at Hale & Monico have been successfully advocating for victims of civil rights violations for decades. Contact us as soon as possible at our offices in Chicago to schedule a free consultation. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.