What is a hate crime? It is a crime that is most often violent in nature that is directed at someone because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability.
If you are facing hate crime charges, you need to have a well-qualified attorney by your side. You should immediately call criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone for legal assistance.
To face hate crime charges, you’ll want to have an attorney who is well-versed in the state’s laws. And your lawyer needs to be familiar with the federal court system because hate crimes can be federal crimes. You want a polished attorney, and that is what you will get if you hire Michael Anzalone.
Hate crimes have become so prevalent across the country that the FBI has a Civil Rights program that outlines the penalties of hate crimes. The FBI can become involved in a hate crime when it involves acts that are biased against someone’s race, gender, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. This includes gender identity.
The FBI works closes with local and state agencies to prosecute anyone who is accused of a hate crime. This is something that prosecutors and judges look on harshly.
Some famous cases involving apparent hate crimes include the church shooting in Charleston, South Caroline, in which Dylan Roof is accused of killing nine people in a church.
The penalties for hate crimes vary depending on the circumstances. But the penalty can be increased if a hate crime is attached to it.
If you have been accused of a hate crime, investigators will likely want to talk with you about the allegations.
As you attorney, Michael Anzalone will tell you that you should never speak to authorities before you have a legal representation by your side. If you do say something to the police, you will need to know that anything you say or do can be used against you.
But you can always be assured that Michael Anazalone will have your best interests at heart.
The details of your case will determine whether your lawyer recommends that the case go to trial in front of a judge and jury, or if it is in your best interest to take a plea deal from prosecutors. In that case, you would agree to plead guilty in exchange for a suspended sentence.
At The Anzalone Law Firm, our goal is to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible.
An arrest on a hate crime charge can destroy your life. After you are arrest, you may lose your reputation and in addition you stand to lose your job and any dignity you have. It’s a terrible thing for your entire family to go through.
But our legal associates will work with you to help you get through this horrible time.
You can contact The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, for a free consultation with Michael Anzalone. Our phone number is 603.548.3797.
Remember, we will be here for you 24/7.