A hate crime is defined as any criminal act committed against another due to their race, nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. A hate crime can also be committed towards someone's property, such as a house or church. It is one of the most serious felony crimes one can commit, and the penalties for a conviction can be very severe.
Hate crimes typically encompass acts such as physical acts of violence, threats or intimidation, or robbery. They are usually committed by strangers who identify a person as belonging to a particular group that they view in some negative way.
The outcome of a hate crime can result in the following charges being brought against the offender:
- Any act which results in physical injury
- Any form of threat of violence which can be carried out
- Any act which leads to destructive property damage
If you have been arrested for a hate crime, it is imperative you contact a Fort Worth hate crime defense lawyer who can examine the charges against you and provide you with qualified legal help in your case.
Hate Crime Cases
Being convicted of a hate crime can bring considerable penalties that affect one's life adversely for a very long time. An individual can face substantial fines, loss of employment, and even jail time. If you are facing hate crime charges, then you deserve a fair and thorough trial in which all the facts are examined, and an experienced attorney can ensure that that is the case. Alband, Lane & Balderama has successfully defended many clients in their criminal cases, and we can assist you if you have been arrested for a hate crime.
Call our firm today, and we will do our utmost to increase your chances of a case outcome that is greatly beneficial to you.
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