Top Chesterfield Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

Kalberg Law Office, L.L.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Chesterfield, MO

913-828-4281

When You Need an Experienced Attorney to Make Sure Your Rights Are Protected, No One Will Fight More Aggressively on Your Behalf Than We Will. Serving Kansas and Missouri

The E. Rex Bradley Law Firm, P.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Chesterfield, MO

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Client Satisfaction Defines Our Firm's Success

Whether you suffered minor bumps and bruises or a severe injury in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, the moments directly following the incident are often filled with tension, fear and hesitation. At The E. Rex Bradley Law Firm, P.C., we aim to strip away the confusion with clear, actionable solutions for helping you pursue just compensation from the insurance company …

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Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield 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.

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.

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

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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