Do Not Let Hate Crime Allegations Derail Your Future
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 and 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 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, contact the attorneys at Jansen & Davis, P.A. to start building your defense as soon as possible.
Experienced Hate Crimes Defense Lawyers In Tallahassee
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.
Hate crimes are considered felony offenses and are punishable by:
- Large fines
- Restitution to the victim, probation
- Mandatory counseling
- A strike on your criminal record
- Could even face the death penalty
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.