Charged With a Hate Crime in New York? Contact a Capital Region Criminal Attorney
You have enough troubles if you are charged with any type of violent crime or crime of harassment, stalking, abuse or neglect. Your criminal charges may be made worse by allegations that you have committed a hate crime. If you were charged with a violent crime, intimidation or destruction of property based on bias or prejudice, your criminal penalties may be enhanced.
Hate crime allegations are brought by people (witnesses, investigators or law enforcement) who claim that they know what you were thinking at the time of an alleged crime. They claim that you committed an offense against someone on the basis of some characteristic of the alleged victim’s identity, such as:
- National origin
- Religious practice
- Sexual orientation
The burden of proof is on your accusers. A zealous criminal defense attorney on your side offers you the opportunity to protect yourself from unjust accusations of racial profiling, anti-gay assault, aggravated assault or menacing, transgender discrimination or gay bashing.
New York criminal defense attorneys Mark Sacco and James E. Tyner have years of experience and a track record of success defending the accused in all types of criminal matters. Determined, thorough and on your side, Sacco Tyner is available to provide the aggressive representation that you need when charged with a hate crime.
Hate crime charges are a serious matter. A conviction can seriously compromise your future and your freedom. Don’t take chances by waiting until it’s too late. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your criminal defense matter, call our law office in Albany, Schenectady or New York City at 866-642-3807 or contact us online.