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Barbieri Law Firm, P.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving McKinney, TX

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972-391-7458

Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney. Aggressive Defense of All Criminal Charges. We Handle the Most Complex Cases. Put Our Experience to Work For You.

At Barbieri Law Firm, P.C., we are passionate about protecting the rights and futures of individuals who are facing criminal charges. Because serious penalties are at stake after a criminal charge, it is essential to ensure the attorney you work with is one that has plenty of experience in the field. Our Plano criminal defense lawyer is board certified in criminal law by …

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The Shapiro Law Firm

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving McKinney, TX

Free Consultation

972-755-4015

Award Winning Criminal Law Firm Defending North Texas Clients against Felony and Juvenile Charges. Call Today for an Appointment

The Shapiro Law Firm has been serving Dallas-Fort Worth for over 40 years.  We handle all matters arising out of criminal and family law cases.  We have the resources, experience and expertise to handle the most complex cases and work hard at serving every need of our clients. Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: DWI and DUI …

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Mark A. Perez, P.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving McKinney, TX

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

214-444-9990

Experienced & Successful Criminal Defense Lawyer. Call Today.

Whether it’s the criminal court system, immigration authorities, or the big insurance companies, I am an experienced and aggressive attorney with a proven track record of fighting for the rights of my clients. Having 25 years of courtroom experience, including years with the Dallas County District Attorney’s office handling complex white collar crimes, I know …

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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 McKinney 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.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

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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