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The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Bellingham, WA

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866-696-0466

Responsive, Affordable, & 20+ Years of Experience, We Will Defend Your Rights Properly. Call for a Free Consult Today!

At the Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe, our attorneys believe in one simple principle: there is nothing more important than serving our clients. We can help you get past your legal issue. We are dedicated, experienced attorneys who will tirelessly protect your rights and work toward the best possible solution for your case. The Seattle criminal defense lawyers at our firm …

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Michael P. Brodsky Attorney At Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Bellingham, WA

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360-865-5002

17 Years of Experience! If You or a Loved One Has Been Charged With a Crime, DUI or Traffic Violation, Don’t Wait Call Me Now
Serving Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish and Island Counties

As a sole practitioner located in Bellingham, Washington, I have been practicing criminal defense almost exclusively for 17 years. With extensive experience with DUI/DWI cases and related criminal traffic and licensing issues along with all felonies and misdemeanors. You can be certain that your case will get the attention of an experienced, knowledgeable, zealous lawyer …

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Espada Criminal Defense

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Bellingham, WA

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866-664-8344

We Help People Defend their Rights Across the State of WA • Criminal Defense is All We Do • Don't be Unprepared • Call Today for a FREE Consultation! • Hablamos Español

Whether you are under investigation or charged with a serious crime, we will provide experienced, aggressive criminal defense at all stages of the criminal investigation and prosecution to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. A criminal conviction can follow you for years, hurting your career options, limiting your rights, and damaging your reputation. We will …

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Heritage Law Offices

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Bellingham, WA

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Defending Clients in DUI and Traffic Matters Throughout Eastern, Central and Western Washington for Over a Decade

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Bellingham 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 Bellingham 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.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

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

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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