Top Kansas City Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

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Law Office of David Edward Pettyjohn

Hate Crime Lawyer | Kansas City, MO

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816-659-1128

Felony Charges? For a Lower Bail Bond Rate, Contact Me First.
Serving All Northwest Missouri

Our criminal justice system can be overwhelming and frightening. The incarceration rate in the United States is much higher than that of other industrialized countries. Prison sentences are getting longer and more frequent. If you face the possibility of being accused of a crime, contacting an experienced criminal defense lawyer as early in the process as possible, …

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Kalberg Law Office, L.L.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Kansas City, MO

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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

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Spradlin Kennedy Law Firm

Hate Crime Lawyer | Kansas City, MO

Free Consultation

816-340-6736

A Criminal Law firm Representing Clients in the Kansas City Area.

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Hagen Law Offices, LLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Kansas City, MO

916-668-9333

Let Us Fight To Keep Any Criminal Charges Off Your Record!
Serving Kansas and Missouri

If you are arrested, it is important for you to remember that, under our Constitution, you do not need to say anything to law enforcement personnel that may incriminate you. If you are in doubt of what to say, say nothing, and call the Hagen Law Offices, LLC. Attorney Mark Hagen represents individuals charged with civil, misdemeanor and felony offenses. If you have …

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Solomon & Peter, LLP

Hate Crime Lawyer | Kansas City, MO

Free Consultation

816-281-7222

Charged With A Crime? You Want An Attorney With Experience. We Will Give You The Defense You Deserve!

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Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

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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Court Locations in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Municipal Court

1101 Locust Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 513-2700 

Missouri Courts - Family Justice Center

625 E. 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 474-3606

Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District

1300 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64016
Phone: (816) 889-3600