Hate crimes are crimes motivated by bias against an identifiable social group, usually groups defined by race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, or political affiliation.
Actions considered hate crimes include:
- Assault with a weapon
- Attack on people’s homes or places of worship
Consequences for Hate Crimes
If convicted of a hate crime, you may face:
- Long-term imprisonment
- Loss of the right to vote or own a deadly weapon
- Probation or parole
- Mandatory rehabilitation or education
- Significant fines
- Community service
The consequences of being convicted of a hate crime are too severe to trust your case to an inexperienced lawyer. The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers have handled many hate crime cases, and we have the skills and experience to provide you with the best possible legal representation.