Hate crime occurs when an individual commits a crime against another individual, property or group as a result of hatred towards the race, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability or other characteristic of the individual, property or group. If you are charged with this type of crime, then you need a criminal defense attorney.
Possible Sentences for Hate Crimes in New York
Hate crimes threaten the safety and welfare of New York citizens. New York State has become more aggressive in prosecuting hate crimes. Possible sentences for hate crimes include:
- 1. Long-term imprisonment
- 2. Loss of voting rights
- 3. Loss of right to own a firearm
- 4. Probation or parole
- 5. Mandatory rehabilitation or education
- 6. Significant fines
- 7. Service to the targeted community
- 8. Restitution for damages and losses including medical bills
Criminal Defense Attorney in New York
If you have been charged with a hate crime, then you need a criminal defense attorney. Attorney Paul D. Petrus Jr. is a criminal defense attorney in New York. He has knowledge of New York hate crime laws. Call 212-564-2440 for a consultation with Attorney Paul D. Petrus Jr.