Top Metairie Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

The Law Office of Ryan N. Cox

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Metairie, LA

Free Consultation

504-252-0002

Diligent in Protecting the Rights of Accused Juveniles and Adults

If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to have an attorney present at every stage of the process to protect your rights. Attorney Ryan Cox knows the law and can help you handle your legal situation confidently. He has over 16 years of experience and founded his own law office to specialize in juvenile and criminal defense after years in private criminal …

Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Metairie, LA

Free Consultation

225-228-1055

We Bring Over 50 Years of Combined Experience and Provide Aggressive and Effective Representation for Individuals, Corporate Officers and Public Officials in Local, State and Federal Courts.

Our Louisiana criminal defense practice provides aggressive and effective representation for individuals, corporate officers and public officials in local, state and federal courts. At Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law, we bring over 50 years of combined experience to felony and misdemeanor cases.  The consequences of serious criminal charges can vary widely …

Law Offices of Robert Toale

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Metairie, LA

504-475-9725

Over 30 Years of Criminal Defense Experience. President of LA Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Law Office of Michelle H. Hesni, PLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Metairie, LA

504-308-1313

Personal Attention. Experienced Criminal Defense.

When you are facing a criminal accusation, you need to retain a criminal defense lawyer immediately. Don't answer questions. Let your lawyer deal with police and procecutors. Michelle Hesni has been practicing law for more than a decade and is dedicated to using every tactic to defend her clients rights. Contact Ms. Hesni today if you need legal assistance with any of …

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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 Metairie 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.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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