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McClenahen Law Firm

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Pittsburgh, PA

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814-283-4275

Our Firm Exclusively Focuses On Criminal Defense. We Offer Clients Sound Advice, Straight Answers and Resourceful Solutions to Criminal Charges Ranging From Underage Drinking to Homicide.

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DeLuca, Ricciuti & Konieczka

Hate Crime Lawyer | Pittsburgh, PA

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412-506-3433

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You have legal rights before the law when you are charged with a crime. The consequences of a conviction can have devastating consequences on your life and result in incarceration. You need the help of the Pittsburgh law office of DeLuca, Ricciuti & Konieczka with 45 years combined legal experience to defend your rights before the law. From a preliminary hearing to the …

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Miele & Rymsza, P.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Pittsburgh, PA

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Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

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.

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

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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Court Locations in Pittsburgh, PA

Allegheny County Courthouse

436 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 350-5410 

Allegheny County Juvenile Court

411 Dinwiddie St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 281-7430

U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Division

700 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 208-7500