Top Roanoke Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

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Lutins & Pilgreen, PC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Roanoke, VA

540-218-3943

Contact An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney. Call Us Today.

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The Law Office of Louis K. Nagy, PLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Roanoke, 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 Roanoke, 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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Roanoke 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 Roanoke 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.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

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.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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