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The Shapiro Law Firm

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Richardson, TX

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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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Barbieri Law Firm, P.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Richardson, 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.

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Mark A. Perez, P.C.

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Richardson, TX

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An Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney is Your Best Option. Call Today.

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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 Richardson 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.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

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 to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

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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