Top O'Fallon Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

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Kalberg Law Office, L.L.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving O'Fallon, 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

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

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving O'Fallon, 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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O'Fallon 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 an O'Fallon 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.

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.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

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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