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The Law Office of Louis K. Nagy, PLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lynchburg, VA

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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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Craig P. Tiller, Esq., PLLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lynchburg, VA

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Se Habla Español

434-338-6546

Call us for help with your Criminal Defense and Traffic Violation Defense needs

If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, hiring the right attorney can mean the difference between high fines and jail time or a reduced or dismissed charge. Even a minor criminal charge can have a major impact on your future. For more than 20 years, attorney Craig P. Tiller has been providing clients with the strong criminal defense they need to …

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Lutins & Pilgreen, PC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lynchburg, VA

540-218-3943

Contact An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney. Call Us Today.

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Mark B. Arthur, PC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Lynchburg, VA

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Contact Us for Your Criminal Defense Needs. Call Today.

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Law Office of Aaron W. Graves

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lynchburg, VA

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

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Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg 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.

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.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney's track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

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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