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The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lynnwood, 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!

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Doug Cloud Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lynnwood, 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!

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Michael P. Brodsky Attorney At Law

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lynnwood, 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

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Law Office of John Taylor Hicks

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lynnwood, WA

206-708-9222

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

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Heritage Law Offices

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Lynnwood, 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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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 Lynnwood 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.

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.

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

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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