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Banks & Brower LLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Vincennes, 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 …

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Todd L. Sallee, Attorney at Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Vincennes, 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

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Schulz Law Office

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Vincennes, IN

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

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Roy Graham Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Vincennes, 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 …

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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 Vincennes 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

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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