Hate Crimes

Defending Accusations of Hate Crimes in Cleveland

What is a Hate Crime?

A hate crime is broadly defined as any act of criminal violence, intimidation, or destruction motivated by prejudice toward a person or a group based on their gender, social group, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. With the exception of “ethnic intimidation,” Ohio does not consider hate crimes stand-alone offenses; rather, they are considered discretionary sentencing factors and can lead to enhanced penalties for underlying crimes.

Have you been charged with a hate crime in Cleveland, Ohio?

Marein & Bradley’s Proven Hate Crime Litigators

Understandably, hate crimes carry heavy stigma and significant consequences. If you have been accused of perpetuating a crime motivated by hate, you deserve a defense team that is ready to defend you against these serious allegations. Marein & Bradley excels in cutting-edge, creative defense strategies for hate crime charges that lead to optimal outcomes. For a free consultation of your case, please contact us.