Top Lansing Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

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Willis Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lansing, MI

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269-218-1980

No Matter What Type of Legal Matter You Face, It Is Extremely Helpful To Have Experienced Local Counsel On Your Side.

Whether you are seeking an attorney because you need to draft an estate plan, were injured in an accident or charged with a crime, it is helpful to have local counsel. Willis Law prides itself in taking its clients' legal problems personally. The firm's lawyers and staff work diligently on behalf of clients. Anyone who has suffered a serious personal injury deserves …

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Law Office of Timothy M. Williams

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lansing, 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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Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lansing, MI

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Helping Clients Protect Their Rights. Contact Us Today for Help!

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Lansing 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 Lansing 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.

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 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

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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