Top New Albany Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

Gilley, Dandurand & Summerfield Law Group LLP

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving New Albany, 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 New Albany, IN

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317-325-8224

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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 …

Todd L. Sallee, Attorney at Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving New Albany, 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

Roy Graham Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving New Albany, 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 …

Schulz Law Office

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving New Albany, IN

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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 New Albany 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.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

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.

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

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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