Portland Hate Crime Defense Lawyers
Violent Crime Defense Attorneys Serving Portland, Oregon
Hate crimes are those criminal offenses committed against a victim due to his or her race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, gender or ethnicity. If you have been arrested for a hate crime, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) may be involved, and you may face charges in federal court.
Whether your hate crime charge is classified as a state crime or federal crime, you will need a criminal defense attorney on your side to handle any and all aspects of your case and charges. Many hate crimes are also violent crimes, and this means that you may face mandatory minimum sentences under Oregon Ballot Measure 11. Some of these include such hate crimes as: murder, manslaughter, assault, rape, kidnapping, robbery and sexual abuse. Additionally, a juvenile over the age of 15 may be tried as an adult for certain hate crimes.
Hate Crime Defense in Portland
In the face of your hate crime charges, you need aggressive legal representation as soon as possible. When federal agencies and prosecutors are involved, your attorney will need specific experience and knowledge regarding federal court procedures and how to effectively handle your case. By evaluating your particular case, a skilled Portland criminal defense lawyer can determine what needs to be done to protect your rights and prove that you did not commit the hate crime that you have been accused of committing.
At our Portland criminal defense law firm, our attorneys handle all types of hate crime cases, including serious allegations of murder or rape to crimes such as vandalism or theft. Regardless of what hate crime charges you are facing, you will benefit from consulting a lawyer as soon as possible.
Contact a Portland hate crime defense attorney at our firm to see how we can protect your rights and freedom.