Top Pontiac Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

Law Office of John Freeman

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Pontiac, 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, …

Boroja Bernier & Calvin PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Pontiac, 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 …

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

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Pontiac, MI

Free Consultation

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 …

Susan Longsworth, PLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Pontiac, MI

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

Apex Legal Group, PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Pontiac, MI

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

Trost and Wolfer, PC, Attorneys at Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Pontiac, MI

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CHARGE REDUCTION, DISMISSAL & NEGOTIATION

AT Law Group

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Pontiac, 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!

Aldrich Legal Services PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Pontiac, MI

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

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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 Pontiac 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.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

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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