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Kevin Moser Law, PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lexington, KY

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859-534-3278

For Help Anywhere Throughout The 859 Area with Any Criminal Matter including DUI, Drug Charges, Expungements, Traffic Violations and Sex Crimes, Call Our Office for Immediate Help.

In all criminal matters, we make it a point to stay current with the laws in the state of Kentucky, and our extensive knowledge of legal procedures on both sides of the court works to your advantage. Whether through negotiation or trial, you can count on us to be your strong and experienced advocates. Attorney Kevin J. Moser, is skilled at negotiating with prosecutors to …

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Arenstein & Gallagher

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lexington, KY

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513-275-4488

Over 55 Combined Years of Successfully Representing Clients in Federal and State Courts

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Bryce L. Caldwell Attorney at Law, PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lexington, KY

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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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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 Lexington 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.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

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

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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