Misdemeanor Interference With Civil Rights by Force

Misdemeanor Interference With Civil Rights by Force

Misdemeanor Interference With Civil Rights by Force is part of sub group of hate crimes. This crime covers interfering with another person’s civil rights by the use of force. In order to be charged with this crime you have to have met three conditions. 1. you used force to willfully interfere another person’s free exercise or enjoyment of the their civil rights. 2. you did so in whole or in part because of the victim’s actual or perceived characteristic(s). 3. you intended to interfere with the victim’s legally protected right or privilege. To willfully interfere is to just do it on purpose. You had the sole intention of stopping or attempting to stop their actions. Characteristics can include many things. The most popular are race, gender, nationality, race ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or a group association. The difference between conditions 1 and 3 is that one mentions the use of force, however condition 3 can include different types of interference. You act in whole or in part if you acted because you were bias against the other person’s actual or perceived characteristics. And because of that bias you decided to use force to interfere. If you had more than a single reason to commit Misdemeanor Interference With Civil Rights by Force, the bias described must have been a substantial or core reason. Although it does not need to be the only reason, it has to be more than a trivial one. Related crimes can include interference with civil rights by threat, interference with civil rights by damaging property.Misdemeanor Interference With Civil Rights by Force

Punishment for Misdemeanor Interference With Civil Rights by Force

The underlying crime are assault and battery in this case. By default they are misdemeanors, however as part of a hate crime, they can be enhanced. This can turn them into a felony charge. As a misdemeanor you can see up to a year in jail and up to a $5,000 fine and community service. As a felony you may see a formal probation. up to 3 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

If you or someone you know was charged with Misdemeanor Interference With Civil Rights by Force, you need an attorney by your side.


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