Top Lancaster Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

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The Law Office of Michael H. Kooshoian PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lancaster, NY

Free Consultation

716-265-0388

You Cannot Take Back the Charge, but You Can Hire the Right Attorney to Help Defend You and Strive for the Best Outcome

While in law school, Kooshoian studied trial advocacy and joined the school’s National Trial Team, competing in two national trial competitions. It was during this time that he worked in local political offices and interned at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus where he gained experience drafting corporate documents. He went on to work as a law clerk at a busy …

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Patrick M. Noe, Jr. Attorney at Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lancaster, NY

716-219-8307

DWI, Traffic Ticket or Serious Criminal Charge, Patrick Noe Should be your First and Only Call. Call today!

When you enlist our law firm, you will work directly with lead attorney Patrick M. Noe Jr. From start to finish, you can be certain that you will have an experienced attorney on your side, ready to answer your questions and address your concern, ready to fight to achieve your goals. We believe in taking as much stress out of the legal process as possible. This starts with …

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Cimasi Law Office

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lancaster, NY

Free Consultation

716-243-2522

Assisting Clients with their Criminal Defense Needs

If you are charged with a crime that reverberates on your student-status, safeguard your investment by obtaining competent counsel familiar with university administrative hearings.  Mr. Cimasi offers experience, reasonable rates, and ease of access to all his clients in defending against allegations of drug crime, violent crime, property crime, and white collar crime …

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Law Office of Lindsey Pieper

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lancaster, NY

Free Consultation

585-546-4001

No Matter the Complexity of Your Case, I Provide A Strong, Effective Defense Uniquely Tailored to Your Situation.

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Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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.

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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