Top Bloomington Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

Gilley, Dandurand & Summerfield Law Group LLP

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Bloomington, IN

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765-204-3966

Full Service Criminal Defense Firm Ready to Fight for Your Rights. Aggressive, Trusted, and Experienced Representation. Click or Call Today for Help.

Banks & Brower LLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Bloomington, IN

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317-325-8224

Do You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Indiana? Contact Former Prosecutors Today!

Banks & Brower, LLC is one of Indiana's premier law firms in all areas of criminal law, including expungements and sealing of criminal convictions. Adam Brower and Brad Banks both were former prosecutors handling cases from simple misdemeanors, to DUI's, to complex felonies, to sex crimes, to drug crimes, and to murder. When you or a loved are facing a serious …

Law Offices Of Paul D. Baugh, PC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Bloomington, IN

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812-228-8129

Charged or need an expungement in Bloomington? Your choice of attorney can make a big difference. Call Experience. Call Baugh!

Todd L. Sallee, Attorney at Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Bloomington, IN

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866-271-7976

If You Have Been or Are About To Be Charged with a Serious Crime, Contact Us Immediately! Don't Let Criminal Charges Ruin Your Life

Schulz Law Office

Hate Crime Lawyer | Bloomington, IN

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Retain a Criminal Defense Lawyer if You Have been Accused of a Crime or Driving Intoxicated

Roy Graham Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Bloomington, IN

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Your criminal defense needs are important. Click here or call today for help with Expungement, DUI, Drug Crimes, Sex Offenses.

Attorney Roy Graham is a solo practitioner, which means he is not hard to get in touch with as he answers his own calls. Working by himself provides him with complete independence to represent his clients. He started practicing law in Monroe County, Bloomington, Indiana, in the fall of 1991.  His approach is very simple and is based on two principles: "How can I …

Patel Defense

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Bloomington, IN

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A Former Deputy Prosecutor, Now on Your Side! Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorney if You have been Charged!

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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 Bloomington 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.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney's track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

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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