In Wisconsin, when a criminal act is designated as a hate crime, the charges and penalties increase. This is known as a “penalty enhancement.” As such, retaining an experienced defense lawyer is critical in arguing your case. A hate crime designation means the crime was committed for reasons of ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
At Tracey Wood & Associates, we know that simply because a crime is committed against a person(s) of an identifiable group, class or protected class, it does not make the case a hate crime.
When we represent a client accused of a hate crime, we believe no case is unwinnable. We research all aspects of the case to develop a sound defense. Some typical strategies include:
The attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates believe our clients’ stories deserve to be heard in court. We investigate all aspects of a case to find the strongest defense strategies for our clients. Being charged with a hate crime is a serious offense with increased penalties, but your case is not hopeless.
Contact us today to schedule a free and no obligation review of your case. We can start planning your defense strategy today.
“Not Guilty” - A Guide for Defending Criminal Cases
By Tracey Wood