Top Stamford Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

Law Office of Tina Sypek D'Amato, LLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Stamford, 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 Stamford, 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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Stamford 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 Stamford 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.

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 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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