Top Charlottesville Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

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Lutins & Pilgreen, PC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Charlottesville, VA

540-218-3943

Contact An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney. Call Us Today.

Most people, at some time in their lives, will need a lawyer to help them solve a legal problem. When your "legal moment" occurs, where will you turn?  Criminal defense. We believe everyone deserves a strong defense against criminal charges. We defend clients facing all misdemeanor and felony allegations, including charges involving drinking and driving, …

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The Law Office of Louis K. Nagy, PLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Charlottesville, VA

Free Consultation

540-232-9160

Experienced Law Firm Representing Criminal Clients in Virginia

At the Law Office of Louis K. Nagy, PLC, our first priority is our client. We are diligent, building strong cases that draw on the evidence, our thorough investigation and our client's personal knowledge of the case. We look at every element of the case against our clients, ensuring that their constitutional rights are protected and finding the best route to a …

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Law Office of Aaron W. Graves

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Charlottesville, VA

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Aaron W. Graves Will Defend You Against all Types of Criminal Charges Ranging from Underage Alcohol Charges to Homicide.

Anyone facing criminal charges needs an experienced attorney. It is important to hire an attorney with a full and detailed knowledge of the law. Your attorney must have successful trial experience, including jury trial experience. Results matter. A criminal defense attorney must be a skilled negotiator as most cases do not ultimately go to trial. As a former prosecutor, …

Hate Crime Lawyers in Charlottesville

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Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville 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.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

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

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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