Top Nashville Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

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Patrick McNally, Attorney At Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Nashville, TN

Free Consultation

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!

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Thomas Ryan Rumfelt, PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Nashville, 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

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Law Offices of Thomas Maynard

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Nashville, TN

Free Consultation

615-307-6968

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

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Blink Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Nashville, TN

Free Consultation

615-307-6849

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

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Law Offices of Thomas T. Overton

Hate Crime Lawyer | Nashville, 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.

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Nashville 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 Nashville 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.

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

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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Court Locations in Nashville, TN

Tennessee Supreme Court

401 7th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: (615) 253-1470

Davidson County Criminal Court

408 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: (615) 862-5601

Davidson County Chancery Court

200 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: (615) 862-5710