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Marinaro Law Firm

Hate Crime Lawyer | Lancaster, PA

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717-690-1267

Providing excellent trial service for over 20 years in Lancaster, PA. Call an experienced trial attorney for free today.

You do not want to face the legal system alone as it can be confusing and complex. The Marinaro Law Firm focuses on personal attention and guidance throughout your criminal law matter. With over 20 years of experience, we prepare each case properly and have a goal to reach a dismissal of the charges you are facing. Call today for the representation you deserve.  …

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Ciccarelli Law Offices

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lancaster, PA

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610-616-2430

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If you are facing criminal charges, you are facing the possibility of losing your liberty if sent to prison. You also face the possibility of losing money through the steep fines that often come from a conviction. You could lose privileges like your ability to drive. You could also lose opportunities in the future due to a criminal record, including opportunities for …

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Hoover Firm, LLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lancaster, PA

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Contact Us for Your Criminal Defense Legal Needs

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: Criminal Law DUI/DWI Drug Violations Sex Offenses Wills Contact the Hoover Firm, LLC at 717-652-2252  if you assistance in your Criminal Law case.

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James R. Freeman, Esq.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lancaster, PA

Former District Attorney. Has handled over 30,000 cases (in front of a judge). He gives each of his clients personalized attention.

I am a sole practitioner with 47 years of experience. I was a prosecutor for 14 years, the last four as District Attorney of Chester County. Numerous members of my former staff held or yet hold positions of responsibility and authority in Chester County. My primary practice is in Chester and Montgomery Counties. When people enlist my services I am the one who performs them …

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Marros Law Office

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lancaster, PA

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Providing competent and aggressive criminal defense representation in York County and throughout central Pennsylvania.

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Our firm policy is to keep our clients informed at all times throughout the entire process. All decisions concerning cases are made together with each client after we have fully researched the law, investigated the facts and thoroughly analyzed the evidence. Whether the case has a strong and winning defense or if it is one where negotiation is the best means of minimizing …

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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.

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.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

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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