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Bryce L. Caldwell Attorney at Law, PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Elizabethtown, KY

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270-200-4603

Contact us today to speak to a reliable attorney who will vigorously fight for your rights!

People from all walks of life can find themselves or family members charged with a DUI, drug DUI, and other criminal charges. Everyone has constitutional rights, and everyone deserves to be fairly and aggressively defended against criminal charges. Attorney Bryce Caldwell is committed to providing an honest assessment of your case and to delivering best possible …

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Cole, Loney, Pogue PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Elizabethtown, KY

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We are Committed to Providing an Effective and Aggressive Defense for Individuals Facing Criminal Charges Throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Cole, Loney & Pogue, PLLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Bowling Green, KY and Louisville, KY. We focus our practice on the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, commercial representation (transactions), real estate, family law, and estate planning. We have experienced attorneys licensed to practice before all federal and state courts in Kentucky, all …

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Elizabethtown Hate Crime Information

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 an Elizabethtown 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.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

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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