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Law Office of Timothy M. Williams

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Howell, 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 …

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Apex Legal Group, PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Howell, MI

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

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Trost and Wolfer, PC, Attorneys at Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Howell, MI

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CHARGE REDUCTION, DISMISSAL & NEGOTIATION

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Susan Longsworth, PLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Howell, MI

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

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Aldrich Legal Services PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Howell, MI

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

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Howell 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 a Howell 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.

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.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Hate Crime Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who've been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer's experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It's a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of 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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