Top Macedon Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

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Law Office of James L. Riotto

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Macedon, NY

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585-382-6229

Former State Trooper Representing All of NYS Clients with Their Criminal Law Needs. Recipient of The 2019 Super Lawyers Award. Call Today. We Are Here to Help!

The Law Office of James L. Riotto delivers aggressive, high-quality defense representation at an affordable price. The firm’s principal, James Riotto, draws on his broad experience as a federal and state corrections officer, New York State Trooper, prosecuting attorney and criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights and work towards a favorable resolution of the …

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Brian C Buettner, Attorney at Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Macedon, NY

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585-294-1448

Rochester Based Attorney Assisting Area Clients with their Criminal Law Defense. Call Brian Buettner Today for a Free Consultation and We Will Get You the Help You Need.

It’s easy to feel panicked when you’re faced with a criminal court case in Rochester, NY. If this is your first time searching for legal counsel, then nightmarish thoughts are probably flooding your mind. What if your jail sentence is nonnegotiable? Can a lawyer protect you from incarceration?  Resist the urge to represent yourself and contact the law …

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Wicks Law Firm

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Macedon, NY

585-325-6070

Rochester Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeff Wicks is a Multi Year Super Lawyer Recipient and Has Over 30 Years’ Experience Assisting Clients with their Criminal Matters.

At Wicks Law Firm, our attorneys have more than 70 years of combined legal experience. We are relentless in our efforts to obtain positive outcomes for our clients. In all of our practice areas, you benefit from the reputation for integrity that we have built in the Rochester legal community. This extends to judges, prosecutors, law enforcement personnel and other lawyers. …

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Kirwan Law Office

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Macedon, NY

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315-992-7284

Upstate NY, attorney helping clients with their criminal law needs. Call today for a consultation! I can help you through this stressful time.

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Law Office of Lindsey Pieper

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Macedon, 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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Macedon 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 Macedon 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.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

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.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

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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