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McLendon Law Firm, LLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Stone Mountain, GA

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404-692-5240

Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting Hard for Justice. Call Now.

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Abbott Law Firm, P.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Stone Mountain, 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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David West & Associates

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Stone Mountain, GA

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470-695-0727

Over 25 Years Experience in Helping Clients with Their Criminal Defense.

If you or a family member has been accused of committing a crime, you need an experienced, focused criminal defense attorney to stand between you and the authorities. Don't talk and request a lawyer, call Georgia's leader in criminal defense. The firm's sole focus is on criminal defense. This allows a better understanding of criminal law, local courts and …

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Kyle H. Jarzmik Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Stone Mountain, GA

678-723-8634

Defending your Rights! Fighting for Justice! Call Today!

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The Carnell Law Firm

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Stone Mountain, 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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Frye Law Group LLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Stone Mountain, GA

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Experienced Trial Attorney Who Will Fight For You

Prior to founding her Georgia criminal lawyer defense firm, Kim Keheley Frye prosecuted felony and misdemeanor cases in Cobb County, Cherokee County, and Forsyth County. She is well regarded in the legal community by judges, prosecutors, and colleagues. Her time as an Assistant District Attorney and an Assistant Solicitor General taught her how the prosecutors think and …

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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 Stone Mountain 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.

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.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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