Top Kirkland Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Kirkland, 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!

Law Office of John Taylor Hicks

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Kirkland, WA

206-708-9222

Aggressive Criminal Defense for Individuals Charged with Complex Felonies and Misdemeanors in the State of Washington

Michael P. Brodsky Attorney At Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Kirkland, 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

Doug Cloud Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Kirkland, WA

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253-200-4013

With 30+ Years of Experience as a Lawyer and Politician, Doug Knows How to Maximize Your Recovery. Call for a Free Consult Today!

Heritage Law Offices

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Kirkland, 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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Kirkland 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 Kirkland 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.

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.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

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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