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Stucky Lauer & Young L.L.P.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Fort Wayne, IN

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260-200-3991

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The attorneys of Stucky, Lauer & Young, LLP, a Fort Wayne law firm founded in 1957, strive to provide the highest quality, yet affordable and accessible legal services in Fort Wayne and surrounding areas in a broad range of practices. Our methodology: listen to our clients; work with them to strategically chart a plan of attack; and ultimately turn adversity into …

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Gilley, Dandurand & Summerfield Law Group LLP

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Fort Wayne, IN

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765-374-0009

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

GDS Law Group, LLP is built on the idea that everyone is entitled to excellent and comprehensive legal counsel. From Anderson, Indiana, our attorneys' mission is to deliver premium legal services across Central Indiana. With over 20 years of experience and an extensive trial background, we are committed to protecting your rights and obtaining the justice that you …

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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 Fort Wayne 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.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

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.

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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