Top Ann Arbor Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

Law Office of Timothy M. Williams

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Ann Arbor, MI

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517-940-6349

Helping criminally charged clients protect their rights. Contact me today for experienced help!

The relationship you have with your attorney is important. You should feel comfortable contacting your lawyer when you have questions, and your lawyer should be responsive to your needs. At least this is what I believe. I am Timothy M. Williams, an attorney in Mason, Michigan. I have more than 25 years of experience, and I know criminal defense and family law matters inside …

Apex Legal Group, PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Ann Arbor, MI

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For aggressive and professional legal representation with a focus on your needs, please contact Apex Legal Group, PLLC.

Susan Longsworth, PLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Ann Arbor, MI

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Former A2 Prosecutor now defending your rights! Experience counts for best outcome. Contact me today.

Trost and Wolfer, PC, Attorneys at Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Ann Arbor, MI

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CHARGE REDUCTION, DISMISSAL & NEGOTIATION

Aldrich Legal Services PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Ann Arbor, MI

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Experienced Defense attorney for all Misdemeanors, Drunk Driving, OWI, and Traffic Violations. Please Call.

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Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor 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.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

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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