It is illegal to target, injure, intimidate or harass another person because of their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or disability.
Hate crimes can involve specific bodily crimes such as assault against a person because one of the previously-mentioned characteristics or can target property of a specific person, group or business due to an aforementioned characteristic.
Charges in connection with a hate crime can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the severity of the crime. Offenders may have to serve up to 10 years and pay up to $10,000 in addition to civil charges and penalties resulting from those on a first offense.
If you have been charged with a hate crime, our offices are ready to help you. As former prosecutors, we have a unique perspective when approaching cases. Our experience helps us get you the best possible results.
Contact Chavers & Guhl LLP today for your initial case evaluation.