Top Manitowoc Hate Crime Lawyers Near You

J. Kippa Law, LLC

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Manitowoc, WI

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920-202-8555

After Being Charged With a Crime, You May Feel Stranded. I Can Defend Your Freedom and Help You Get to the Other Side.

Kirk Obear and Associates

Hate Crime Lawyer | Serving Manitowoc, WI

Free Consultation

920-221-0181

Our Firm has Over 1,000 Jury Acquittals, Amendments or Dismissals on Behalf of Our Clients. Available 24/7, Immediate Response.

When you first learn that you are suspected of a crime, that is the time to call a criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights. Use your constitutional right, and don't talk to the police. Kirk Obear and Associates assigns three attorneys and a full time investigator to every case. As a team, they approach every case by having frequent meetings, brainstorming …

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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 Manitowoc 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.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

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.

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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