Top Brentwood Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

Law Offices of Thomas T. Overton

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Brentwood, TN

Free Consultation

615-392-5986

Let a Lawyer with 28-plus Years of Experience Fight for You! Call Today and Know Your Rights Before It's Too Late.

Patrick McNally, Attorney At Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Brentwood, TN

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Se Habla Español

615-208-6146

I have been committed to defending the accused my entire legal career. This is my calling, this is my passion- let me go to work for you!

Blink Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Brentwood, TN

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615-307-6849

At Blink Law our purpose is twofold: 1) Help Our Clients Achieve their Goals 2) Protect what Matters Most to Them

Thomas Ryan Rumfelt, PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Brentwood, TN

Free Consultation

615-547-8491

For Efficient and Effective Representation Against Criminal Charges, Call Today. We Look to Resolve In a Timely Manner, So That You Can Move on From Yesterday's Complications

Law Offices of Thomas Maynard

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Brentwood, TN

Free Consultation

615-307-6968

Accessible, Compassionate Representation for all Your Family and Criminal Law Needs.

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Brentwood 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 Brentwood 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.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Hate Crime Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who've been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer's experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It's a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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