Civil Rights Violations
Sullenger Law Office -- now a division of Boehl, Stopher, & Graves, LLP -- helps individuals pursue civil rights claims when they have been subjected to unlawful treatment by the government in violation of the Constitution. We have represented government employees and citizens mistreated by the government.
Government employees, such as teachers, retain their rights even though they are subject to some limitations because of the government's interest in running an efficient workplace. Government employees still receive First Amendment protection when they speak on matters of public concern. Employees cannot, of course, simply "bad-mouth" the employer. They can, however, identify problems with the operations of the government employer without retribution.
Other citizens are protected by the Constitution against violation of their rights by the government. As such, police cannot arrest an individual without probable cause to believe he committed a crime. Individuals who are incarcerated are still entitled to basic, minimal healthcare and nutrition. Police cannot search an individual's home without probable cause to believe they will find evidence of a crime.
Attorney Wes Sullenger has helped inmates who were denied medical care after a serious injury and government employees who were terminated after complaining that a failure to enforce school policies endangered staff and students. If you believe your civil rights have been violated, call us at (270) 442-4369 to schedule a consultation so we can evaluate your case and discuss what we can do to help you.