The Sanders Firm, P.C.: Hate Crimes

The Sanders Firm, P.C. in New York City takes accusations and charges related to hate crimes and actual hate crimes as seriously as can be. We defend those accused of hate crimes, endeavoring to ensure that they receive a fair trial after being charged for what is considered one of the worst crimes against the people, the community, and the constitution. In this section, we look at both hate crimes and terrorism, as both are related in terms of the crime itself and the affect they have on our free society.

Hate Crime in the U.S.

Hate crimes are certainly older than this country and since its inception; those living in this free society have suffered from the terrible effects of these crimes. Crimes of hate have focused on specific races, ethnicities, and religions, those of certain sexual orientations, gender, and other aspects that might make someone “different.” These crimes have always been heinous, deplorable events. However, it is not until recently that the nation and its states have devised laws specifically focused on such crimes against the person.

Hate Crimes and Terrorism

Hate crimes are covered under Article 485 New York Penal Law, while laws regarding terrorism are covered under Article 490 New York Penal Law. In this section of our website, The Sanders Firm, P.C. offers information concerning both of these crimes.

It is interesting to note that laws regarding hate crimes and terrorism are new. These new laws reflect less how drastically our country has changed in terms of what crimes are being committed because both types of crimes have been with us since our country was created, but they do reflect our commitment to making sure they are dealt with in an appropriate manner. It is true that it seems as if hate crimes have become more prevalent recently and it is true that terrorism took on a completely new face with 9/11, but it is also true that prior to these events both were a part of this nation’s history.

Our Legal Services

The Sanders Firm, P.C. provides legal representation for those accused of criminal offenses against the person, including in the matter of hate crimes and terrorism. If you have been accused of a hate crime or terrorism or are suspected of, such contact our office. We will review your case, including any charges, and discuss possible strategies and defenses with you. The Sanders Firm, P.C. believes that every person deserves a fair trial and that one is innocent until proven guilty. We are your voice for justice.