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The Carnell Law Firm

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Athens, GA

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866-306-6478

Experience the Customer Service You Deserve With Metro Atlanta's Leader in DUI and Criminal Defense Law - Payment Plans Available and Credit Cards Are Accepted.

The Carnell Law Firm’s owner is Jason Carnell. Jason began his professional life as an Air Force Officer followed by some time in the residential construction industry as a superintendant. The downturn in the market sent Jason back to school to study law. Since graduating law school, Jason has been practicing nearly fiyr years. His time was spent between two firms …

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Abbott Law Firm, P.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Athens, GA

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678-830-2488

Committed To Aggressive Representation And Defending Your Rights!

Even before the shock of being charged with a crime has worn off, you need to take steps to ensure that your rights and your future are defended. The first step you need to take is to secure the representation of an aggressive, dedicated attorney who has the skills and experience necessary to help you get the best possible resolution to your case. I am Patricia Abbott, an …

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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 an Athens 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.

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.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Hate Crime Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who've been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer's experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It's a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of 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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