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Law Office of Timothy M. Williams

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Ypsilanti, 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 Ypsilanti, 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 Ypsilanti, MI

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CHARGE REDUCTION, DISMISSAL & NEGOTIATION

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Susan Longsworth, PLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Ypsilanti, 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 Ypsilanti, MI

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

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Ypsilanti 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 Ypsilanti 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.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney's track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

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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