Top Del Mar Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

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Law Offices of Anna R. Yum

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Del Mar, CA

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619-233-4433

Former Prosecutor Helping Defend You in Your Criminal Defense Matter or Allegations, Call NOW.

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Turner Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Del Mar, CA

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

619-630-4120

Turner Law is Devoted to Providing Thorough Representation, Individual Attention, and Exceptional Results, at a Reasonable Rate to Those Who are Charged with Crimes.

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Sevens Legal

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Del Mar, CA

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858-216-2969

Certified criminal law specialist and Attorney of the year by the San Diego transcript. Free case evaluation/quote. Call NOW!

Are you facing criminal charges or allegations? Do you feel like there is no way for you to get out of your situation? At Sevens Legal there is a team of experienced attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants who will help guide you through all your legal matters. They understand how stressful and unique each criminal law case is and provide personalized service for each …

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Law Offices of Scott C. Williams

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Del Mar, CA

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

619-544-9566

37 Years Experience In Helping Clients With Their Criminal Defense Matters, Call Now For Help And Defense.

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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 Del Mar 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.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

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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