Top Palm Desert Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

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Law Offices of Michael L. Kellogg, Inc.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Palm Desert, CA

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951-888-1470

When the Unexpected Happens, Get the Quality, Professional Legal Assistance You Deserve. Choose Michael Kellogg for Honest Representation and Reasonable Fees.

Attorney Michael L. Kellogg focuses on defending his clients rights, building a strong case based on research of the crime and negotiates with the opposition every step of the way. Have you been investigated, accused or charged with a crime? You need an attorney committed creating the best possible outcome so you can return to your family and go on with your life. Contact …

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Blumenthal Law Offices

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Palm Desert, CA

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

951-732-7901

A Criminal Defense Law Firm Representing Clients Throughout Riverside & San Bernardino County.

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The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Palm Desert, 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.

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The Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Palm Desert, CA

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

951-344-6207

A Criminal Defense Law firm representing clients throughout Riverside & San Bernardino County.

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Law Offices of Gregory Rubel

Hate Crime Lawyer

866-926-7162

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

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Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert 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.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

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

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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