Mississippi Criminal Defense Attorney and Lawyer for Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes are crimes motivated by the victim’s race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, and, in some jurisdictions, sexual orientation. Generally, a “hate crime” is an act committed while in the commission of another crime such as murder, assault, robbery, burglary, and the fact that hate is involved will increase the potential penalty for the underlying crime.
If a person is convicted of Hate Crimes, penalties can include long prison sentences. Fines and assessments can also be imposed. Other penalties can be imposed as well.
As soon as an act occurs which could give rise to an Hate Crimes charge, it is critical that a trained and competent attorney be retained in order to go to the scene and take photographs, interview witnesses, gather evidence, conduct tests, and conduct other important actions, all of which could play a vital role in exonerating the accused.
Early defense work cannot be underestimated. Possible defenses against Hate Crimes charges can include insufficient evidence, and factually proving innocence. Anything you say can be used against you in court. Do not discuss the matter with any person until you’ve talked to the Law Offices of Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C., an informed Mississippi Criminal Defense Attorney and Lawyer for Hate Crimes.
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