Protecting Your First Amendment Rights
The freedom of assembly, outlined in the First Amendment, is one of the United States Constitution’s most highly valued principles. It protects the peoples’ right to bring up grievances regarding a breach of ethics, compromised rights or other injustices.
Exercising this right, however, must be done in a peaceful manner. When protests or assemblies start to incite violence, the threat of violence or disturbance of the peace, arrests and charges can be brought against the individuals involved. If you were arrested, make sure you have an experienced lawyer who can handle your case with confidence.
A Legal Team That Can Handle Complex Criminal Defense
At Coodin & Overson, PLLP, we represent individuals who have been charged with disturbing the peace, inciting a riot, participating in a riot, failure to disperse and unlawful assembly. From our offices in Lake Elmo, we handle cases throughout the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota.
Understanding Your Rights
People who attend protests or rallies are not necessarily planning for the assembly to turn ugly. When emotionally charged crowds gather, things can easily get out of hand. Your “participation” in the illegal activity of a crowd is what must be challenged when you have been arrested.
When you work with us, we will personally walk you through the legal process and help you understand what your charges mean. We will outline what sentencing structure exists for these kinds of charges and what defense mechanisms are in place to help protect your rights.
Our goal is to ensure your rights are protected, and our record of success speaks for itself. Contact us today to learn more.