When a person or group of people are targeted due to their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, political affiliation, disability, nationality, or sexual orientation, it is considered a hate crime. While some hate crimes involve the assault & battery or murder of a person or group of people, others simply involve the threat of violence. Committing arson by setting a building or structure on fire is also a type of a hate crime. An example of this would be setting a church, mosque, or synagogue on fire as a way to express hatred over a particular religious group.
If you have been accused of committing a hate crime, your rights and future are on the line. Prosecutors and law enforcement officials have absolutely no tolerance for people who commit acts of hate, nor do they have tolerance for people who put innocent lives in danger. Even if you never actually caused physical harm, you will still be vigorously prosecuted. To ensure you have the aggressive defense you need throughout the criminal process, it’s best to consult a highly skilled Tallahassee hate crimes defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Hate crimes are seen as acts of aggression, not only toward the targeted group of people, but at the principles the United States government itself has struggled for decades to achieve. These are not taken lightly.
At Jansen & Davis, P.A., you can rely on us to vigorously fight your charges, and work hard to build the strongest possible defense. At our firm, we believe all people are innocent until proven guilty, and will not give up on you or your case until we have exhausted all possible defenses or resolved your case successfully.
Trust Jansen & Davis, P.A. to protect your rights and help you avoid a life-altering conviction. Contact a Tallahassee hate crimes defense attorney today!