Top Costa Mesa Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

The Kent Law Firm

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Costa Mesa, CA

Free Consultation

714-584-9926

Don't Trust Your Future to Just Anyone. Call to Speak Directly to a CA State Certified Criminal Law Specialist!

As a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, I use my expertise to ensure each one of my clients receives the very best result possible in their particular circumstance. As a criminal defense attorney, it is not my concern as to whether you may have committed a crime, but rather, whether the Government can prove they committed a crime. I look at every nuance of a case, …

Ron Cordova, Attorney at Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Costa Mesa, CA

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

949-287-8700

I Understand That Even Good People Sometimes
Find Themselves in Bad Situations.
Call today to Get The Help You Need!

As an experienced and well-respected Orange County criminal defense lawyer, Ron Cordova knows criminal defense inside and out. Ron has represented criminal defendants in 29 states and several foreign countries and offers each client the highest level of legal service through skill, compassion and aggressive representation. He has tried more than 150 cases in state and …

Law Office of Scott C. Thomas

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Costa Mesa, CA

Free Consultation

949-226-6582

Standing by You, Every Step of the Way

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Costa Mesa, CA

Free Consultation

714-716-4196

SOMETIMES BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE. You can't afford to plead guilty. Fight your charges. Call today.

Law Offices of David S. Borsari, Esq.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Costa Mesa, CA

Free Consultation

714-922-5609

Arrested? Or think you may be arrested? Call David. Interviewed by NBC & Dr Drew for his criminal defense success.

Have you been charged with a crime? You need the dedication and aggressiveness of Attorney David S. Borsari. He is no stranger to long hours and hard work on criminal defense cases. He has over 10 years of experience in criminal defense, including extensive jury trial experience. Don't wait and call today! Contact Attorney David S. Borsari today if you need legal …

Brown & Stedman LLP

Hate Crime Lawyer

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

866-611-3268

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Law Offices of Gregory Rubel

Hate Crime Lawyer

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20 Years of Courtroom Experience and Reasonable Fees
Serving all Courts in California

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Costa Mesa Hate Crime Information

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 Costa Mesa 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.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

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

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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