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George F. Klink

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Peoria, AZ

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866-745-6196

Dedicated to Defending Those Accused of Crime

As an attorney practicing criminal law in Maricopa County for more than 30 years, George F. Klink has the experience and familiarity with the court system that is critical to properly and successfully representing the accused.  Attorney Klink opened his law office in Phoenix in 1975 and since that time has represented hundreds of people who have been …

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The Nolan Law Firm

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Peoria, AZ

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Se Habla Español

480-400-9494

Your Criminal Defense Matter Is Important to Us. If There Is a Way Out, We Will Find It. Contact Us Today!

As experienced Arizona criminal defense attorneys, including our Criminal Law Specialist, Todd E. Nolan, the criminal defense attorneys at the Nolan Law Firm know that experience, fight, work ethic, and integrity are the keys to successfully defending clients in any type of criminal case. There are no substitutes. When your life is on the line, a criminal defense attorney …

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Law Offices of Craig W. Penrod

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Peoria, AZ

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Our Team of Lawyers Can Provide You with the Experience and Knowledge Needed for Qualified Representation.

Our Arizona DUI and criminal lawyers can provide you with the experience and knowledge needed for qualified representation. An experienced defense lawyer is vital in criminal law cases and our team sets that standard. Each of the attorneys have unique levels of experience and particularized skills. Our firm approaches each case based on a "team" concept, although …

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Have You Been Charged With a Hate Crime?

If you are convicted of a hate crime, your punishment can be increased and you could face serious time in prison. Call a Peoria attorney skilled in the defense of hate crimes to ensure you receive the best representation and avoid being sentenced to an enhanced penalty.

Types of Hate Crimes

A hate crime is an unlawful act motivated by bias based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability. A "hate" offense is not in and of itself a crime, but the charge enhances the possible penalties. Once the prosecutor has proved that a defendant committed a crime and the offense was motivated by hate toward a specific group or characteristic, the severity of the punishment increases.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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