New York State defines a hate crime as “a traditional offense that is motivated by bias.” A person is guilty of committing a hate crime when he or she engages in an act that “targets a victim because of a perception or belief about their race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender religion, religious practice, age, disability, or sexual orientation.” A hate crime doesn’t only have to target an individual, it can also target a group of like people or a public or private property.

A person can be charged with any of the following hate crimes, all of which carry different penalties when convicted of them.

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If you are facing charges for committing a hate crime, you should speak with a criminal defense attorney in Brooklyn to find out what can be done to get the charges reduced or dropped.

  • Assault (in the First, Second, or Third Degree)
  • Aggravated Assault upon a person less than eleven years old
  • Menacing (in the First, Second, or Third Degree)
  • Reckless Endangerment (in the First or Second Degree)
  • Strangulation (in the First or Second Degree)
  • Manslaughter (in the First or Second Degree)
  • Second-Degree Murder
  • Stalking (in the First, Second, Third, or Fourth Degree)
  • First-Degree Rape, subdivision one
  • First Degree Criminal Sexual Act, subdivision one
  • First Degree Sexual Abuse, subdivision one
  • Aggravated Sexual Abuse, subdivision one, paragraph (a) (in the First or Second Degree)
  • Unlawful Imprisonment (in the First or Second Degree)
  • Kidnapping (in the First or Second Degree)
  • Coercion (in the First or Second Degree)
  • Criminal Trespass (in the First, Second, or Third Degree)
  • Burglary (in the First, Second, or Third Degree)
  • Criminal Mischief (in the First, Second, Third, or Fourth Degree)
  • Arson (in the First, Second, Third, or Fourth Degree)
  • Grand Larceny (in the First, Second, Third, or Fourth Degree)
  • Petit Larceny
  • Robbery (in the First, Second, or Third Degree)
  • First-Degree Harassment
  • Second-Degree Aggravated Harassment, subdivision one, two or four

 

Were you charged with any of these offenses after you committed a hate crime? Do you believe the crime you committed does not fall within the scope of what a hate crime is defined as? If you answered yes to either question and haven’t yet retained a criminal defense attorney in Brooklyn, NY to defend you, now would be a good time to contact the Greenberg Law Firm.

 

criminal defense lawyers in Brooklyn, NY

Charged with a hate crime in Brooklyn, NY and need a lawyer to help fight your charges? If so, contact the Greenberg Law Firm for legal assistance.

Hate crimes range in severity as do the consequences for committing them. Some carry jail sentences while others could result in you having to pay a significant amount in fines and fees. Despite the degree of the crime you committed, you could potentially get your charges reduced to a lesser degree with the help of a qualified Brooklyn, NY criminal defense lawyer. Attorney Howard Greenberg may also be able to help you prove your innocence given you didn’t commit a hate crime but were accused of doing so.

If you would like to discuss your case with a dedicated and aggressive defense lawyer who has helped others like you get their charges dismissed, contact the Greenberg Law Firm today.

 

You can reach the Greenberg Law Firm at:

 

86 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718-797-1800

Website: www.howardgreenberglaw.com