Top Livonia Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

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Boroja Bernier & Calvin PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Livonia, MI

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586-203-2906

When your employment, family and social life are on the line, we can help. Call today.

Boroja, Bernier & Calvin PLLC is the among the most modern and aggressive law firms in the area. Quality legal representation is essential for a successful business. Our goal is to provide the best legal representation available to our clients. With over 10 years combined experience, we strive for results, not just representation. We are proud of the high legal and …

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Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Livonia, MI

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248-631-4848

We Will Find a Way to Help You and Most Importantly
We Are Not Afraid to Win!

If you are being accused of a felony or misdemeanor offense in state or federal court, we know that you are likely concerned about your future and the potential consequences of a conviction. With decades of experience taking cases to trial and winning, the team of defense attorneys with Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. have attained a level of notoriety with prosecutors and …

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Law Office of John Freeman

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Livonia, MI

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248-469-4050

Experience Counts When Your Liberty Is At Risk - Former Federal & State Prosecutor - Aggressive & Ready To Fight for You

The Law Office of John Freeman strategically and aggressively represents clients in federal and state court. The firm has extensive experience in all types of felony and misdemeanor cases, including drug crimes, weapons crimes, violent crimes, white collar crimes, corruption charges, computer crimes, sex crimes, immigration and international crimes, DUI/OWI/OUIL charges, …

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Apex Legal Group, PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Livonia, MI

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When facing criminal charges, your rights and your liberty are at risk. Many defendants do not realize that a case is being built against them even before an arrest is made or charges are brought. Whether you have been arrested, are seeking criminal defense for a family member, or believe that you are under investigation for a crime, our attorneys can provide proactive …

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AT Law Group

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Livonia, MI

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Our Attorneys are Relentless Advocates in and out of Court Seeking Only the Best Results for You. Call Today for Assistance!

 AT Law Group is a professional full-service law firm based in the United States that services clients both domestically and abroad. Its practice areas include personal injury, criminal law, business law, and immigration law. Our firm prides itself on being service-driven, making the needs of its clients its number one priority and ensuring professionalism and the best …

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Trost and Wolfer, PC, Attorneys at Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Livonia, MI

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CHARGE REDUCTION, DISMISSAL & NEGOTIATION

No matter what legal matter you are facing, the lawyer you choose to work with makes a difference. Your lawyer not only should know how to handle your issue effectively, but he or she should also know how to handle it in a way that is most beneficial to you personally. This takes extensive experience and a willingness to learn the needs of each unique client. I am attorney …

Hate Crime Lawyers in Livonia

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Livonia 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 Livonia 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.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

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

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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