Hate Crimes Are Illegal. Stand Up For Your Rights.
The Constitution says “all men are created equal.” Unfortunately, not all people are treated equally. People of certain races, religions and sexual orientations are often the victims of hate crimes.
At Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd., our lawyers fight hate. We stand up for the rights of our clients, and we hold hate-crime aggressors legally liable for their acts.
Were You The Victim Of A Hate Crime?
Under the Civil Rights Act and the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, individuals can be federally prosecuted for committing hate crimes based on a person’s race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
Located in Chicago, our firm has represented individuals throughout the country who have been the victims of a wide range of hate-related crimes, including:
- Assault and battery, and aggravated assault
- Sexual assault
- Misdemeanor theft
- Criminal trespass to a residence
- Misdemeanor criminal damage to property
- Criminal trespass to a vehicle or real property
- Mob action
- Disorderly conduct against an individual
What If The Crime Was Committed By A Police Officer?
The police aren’t supposed to use their badges to execute their personal prejudices. Unfortunately, that is often what happens. All too often, the police target individuals based on their race, nationality, religion or sexual orientation.
This is illegal, and it needs to stop.
We know, going up against the police can be intimidating. But we also know racial profiling and other hate-related crimes won’t stop unless people stand up for their rights. Our attorneys will help you stand up for your rights and show police officers that their crimes won’t go unpunished.