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Law Office of Joel Bacher

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Caldwell, NJ

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973-814-4203

New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer.
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I offer all of my clients my very best efforts and a vigorous defense. I have over 38 years of litigation experience in the State and Federal Courts in both New Jersey and New York. As a sole practitioner, all my clients deal only with me as their defense attorney, no one is given a less experienced or junior attorney. I team with experienced investigators and other experts …

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Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Caldwell, NJ

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Se Habla Español

908-300-3167

Former New Jersey Prosecutors Defending Your Rights. Call Today!

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Law Office of Eric M. Mark

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Caldwell, NJ

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973-826-2335

When Your Future is on the Line, You Will Not Find a More Tenacious and Trustworthy Attorney Than Eric M. Mark. We Handle all Criminal, DWI & Traffic Matters

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Law Offices of Prosper A. Bellizia

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Caldwell, NJ

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866-742-8934

Call 24/7 Free Consultations, All Local Courts.
I Focus Only On Traffic Violations, DUI and Criminal Law Matters.
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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 Caldwell 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.

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.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

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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