South Carolina Hate Crimes Criminal Defense Attorneys
Hate crimes involve victimizing an individual based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or similar affiliation or status. In other words, these crimes are prejudice motivated and occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group.
Hate crimes tend to generate negative publicity and media coverage, sometimes making it difficult to have a fair trial.
Consequences of a Hate Crime
Penalties and punishments for hate crimes are dependent on a variety of factors such as prior convictions, probation, parole status, and media attention.
Some consequences may include:
- Prison sentence
- Loss of certain rights
If you have been accused of a hate crime, it is important to consult a lawyer as soon as possible. You need a criminal defense attorney that will be aggressive and work hard to build a strong legal defense for you. Just because a crime was committed, it was not necessarily a hate crime. An experienced lawyer can advise you of your rights as a defendant. At the Strom Law Firm, our lawyers will help to protect your future and your rights in the complicated legal system. Contact us today for your free consultation.