Top Westland Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

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Boroja Bernier & Calvin PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Westland, 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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Law Office of John Freeman

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Westland, 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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Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Westland, 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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Susan Longsworth, PLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Westland, MI

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

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Trost and Wolfer, PC, Attorneys at Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Westland, MI

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CHARGE REDUCTION, DISMISSAL & NEGOTIATION

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Apex Legal Group, PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Westland, 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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AT Law Group

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Westland, 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!

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Aldrich Legal Services PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Westland, MI

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

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Westland 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 Westland 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.

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.

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

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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