Top Trenton Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

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Law Offices of Prosper A. Bellizia

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Trenton, NJ

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866-742-8934

24/7 Free Consultations All Courts, All Counties. Payment Plans Available Credit Cards Accepted.

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Daniel M. Rosenberg & Associates, LLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Trenton, NJ

Free Consultation

609-964-4336

Former Assistant Prosecutor in Burlington County. Criminal, Municipal Court & Juvenile Cases. Call Us for a Free Consultation.

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Adam Jon Weisberg Attorney at Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Trenton, NJ

732-394-6559

Attorney Weisberg has Practiced Law for Over 23 Year, With Extensive Experience in Litigation and Will Protect Your Rights When Facing Criminal, Municipal & DWI Matters

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Law Office of Matthew B. Lun

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Trenton, NJ

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Dedicated to exceeding you legal expectations. Call today to have an experienced attorney fight for you!

Trenton 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 Trenton 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.

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

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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