Top Fairfield Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

Law Office of Tina Sypek D'Amato, LLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Fairfield, CT

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203-361-3030

A Small Firm with a Big Heart. If You Have Been Arrested in Connecticut, We Provide Aggressive Defense Against State and Federal Criminal Charges.

The Law Office of Tina Sypek D'Amato, LLC is a “small firm with a big heart.” We have a 99% emphases in criminal defense. Defending constitutional rights is our passion. Innocent or guilty, we will fight to get you the best result possible. We are not afraid to take a case to trial and have conducted dozens of them. We are compassionate and dedicated. We …

Law Offices of Robert B. Muchinsky, LLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Fairfield, CT

Free Consultation

860-265-8144

We Have Over 30 Years of Experience Practicing Criminal Law. From Traffic and DUI to State and Federal Crimes, Call to Speak Directly with Attorney Muchinsky

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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 Fairfield 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.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

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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