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Law Offices of Thomas Maynard

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Murfreesboro, TN

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615-307-6968

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

Hire the Law Offices of Thomas Maynard a family law or criminal defense attorney in Lebanon, TN. There are times in life when you reach a crossroads and need an attorney to help guide you through the storm. The Law Offices of Thomas Maynard will always do what’s best for you and your family when it comes to legal situations. Contact Attorney Thomas Maynard today …

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Patrick McNally, Attorney At Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Murfreesboro, TN

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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!

If you have been notified that you are the target of a criminal investigation, have been detained for questioning, have already been charged with a criminal offense in a municipal, state or federal court, you need experienced legal help as soon as possible. Nothing less than your freedom and your future are at stake. Call my office at Patrick McNally, Attorney At Law, right …

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Law Offices of Thomas T. Overton

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Murfreesboro, TN

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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.

I am Tommy Overton. I am dedicated to my clients from the first contact and I work directly with every client I represent. Please see below so understand how I work with you. Knowledge and experience When your future and your freedom are on the line, experience matters. I have more than 28 years of experience in criminal defense. And my results speak for themselves. Direct …

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Thomas Ryan Rumfelt, PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Murfreesboro, TN

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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

Ryan Rumfelt is an experienced attorney who works tirelessly in representing his clients. Whether a family law matter, criminal matter, probate matter, bankruptcy matter, insurance dispute, or any other legal issue, our firm strives to achieve positive results for our clients. The law firm of Thomas Ryan Rumfelt, PLLC is a client-focused firm. Instead of thinking of you as …

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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 Murfreesboro 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.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

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

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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