Top La Jolla Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

Law Offices of Anna R. Yum

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving La Jolla, CA

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619-233-4433

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

Law Offices of Scott C. Williams

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving La Jolla, CA

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Se Habla Español

619-544-9566

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

Sevens Legal

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving La Jolla, 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 …

Turner Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving La Jolla, 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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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 La Jolla 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.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

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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