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Hate Crimes

In October 2000, the New York State Legislature determined that violence, intimidation and destruction of property based upon bias and prejudice have become more prevalent in New York state. In these “hate crimes,” victims are intentionally selected because of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation. The New York Legislature declared that hate crimes should be prosecuted and punished with appropriate severity. At Addabbo and Greenberg, we have extensive experience defending those falsely accused of hate crimes. Attorney Todd Greenberg was a defense attorney for one of the young men charged in the infamous “Howard Beach case,” obtaining an acquittal on all felony charges against his client, who allegedly participated in a hate crime. Recently, Mr. Greenberg obtained an acquittal on all criminal charges against a defendant stemming from a highly publicized hate crime involving five defendants who were charged with assaulting a person because of his ethnic background. Mr. Greenberg’s client was the only defendant found not guilty of all criminal charges.

Here are some of the “Hate Crime” cases, which were defended by New York Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Greenberg:

Most recently, in a case where five men were convicted after a racially motivated assault, Mr. Greenberg’s client was the only Defendant acquitted of all criminal charges in the case.

A Hate Crime, also known as a Bias Crime is a Criminal Offense committed against a person, property, or society that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offenders bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin.

In New York, being charged with a Hate Crime is a factor that can enhance the severity of the consequences for a conviction on other charges such as Assault, Domestic Assault, Property Damage and other crimes against individuals or property. The prosecution of a charge as a Hate Crime can make a bad situation even worse.

If you are accused, being investigated for, or charged with a Hate Crime, in this unfortunate situation you can give yourself the best possible chance of winning by contacting New York Criminal Lawyer Todd Greenberg, Esq.

Hate Crime charges are a serious matter. A conviction can seriously compromise your future and your freedom. Do not take chance by waiting until it is too late. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your criminal defense matter, call our office at (718) 268-0400 or contact us online.

Criminal Defense Case Results

“Not Guilty” Verdict On All Drinking Driving Charges In Nassau County
Manslaughter, Vehicular HomicideManslaughter, Vehicular Homicide Charges Dismissed Prior To Trial
Penn Station Arrest Penn Station Arrest for Public Lewdness and Exposure Ends in Dismissal
Flavor Flav Avoids Jail TimeFlavor Flav avoids jail time, pleads guilty to speeding to mother’s funeral. After his sentencing, Drayton thanked his attorney, Todd Greenberg of Queens, who he called “The Man”.NewsdayVideo Placeholder Watch Video
“Not Responsible” VerdictLawyer found “not responsible” in death of mother.Newsday
Sentence: hazing deathSentence in fraternity hazing death: “Greenberg said sentencing process was extremely fair”.NBC News
Clear Cop in Death of BikerDaily News
“Fat Jockey” case KO’dNewsday
Acquittal in Death of ChildNewsday
Teen Acquitted in Maze SlayingNewsday
“Not Guilty” VerdictQueens jury: "Not Guilty" verdict for Queens contractor charged with Felony Possession of Firearms.

Addabbo & Greenberg Criminal Verdicts

“Not Guilty” Verdict On All Drinking Driving Charges In Nassau County
10/14/2019

“Not Guilty” Verdict On All Drinking Driving Charges In Nassau County

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“Not Guilty” Verdict On All Drinking Driving Charges In Nassau County
08/01/2019

Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide Charges Dismissed Prior To Trial

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“Not Guilty” Verdict On All Drinking Driving Charges In Nassau County
06/24/2019

Penn Station Arrest for Public Lewdness and Exposure Ends in Dismissal

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03/18/2019

“NOT GUILTY” Verdict For Felony Leaving Scene Of Accident

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02/11/2019

Indictment Charging Assault In The First Degree Dismissed On Day Of Jury Selection

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11/30/2018

Sexual Abuse Charges Dismissed For Falsely Accused Client

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11/01/2018

Arrested For Declaring Firearm At Laguardia Airport - Case Dismissed

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10/03/2018

Class “A” Felony Charges For Sale Of Drugs Ends In Non-criminal Disorderly Conduct!

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07/16/2018

Queens Jury: "NOT GUILTY" Verdict For Queens Contractor Charged With Felony Possession Of Firearms

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05/15/2018

Lawyer Found "NOT RESPONSIBLE" In Death Of Mother
This is a Tragic Case. I am glad I was able to help!
Instead of a life sentence in prison…

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04/2/2018

All Statements Made By Mentally Ill Defendant Suppressed

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02/14/2018

Verdict- “Not Guilty” DWI—“Not Guilty” DUI Despite Breath Test Result!

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01/09/2018

Sentence In Fraternity Hazing Death: "Greenberg said sentencing process was extremely fair"."The judge took into consideration all of the mitigating factors in this case,” he said. “There’s no question that this is a tragic incident with regard to Michael Deng and tragic to Mr. Lam and his co-defendants in the sense that they were young men on the right track and nobody intended this to happen."

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11/22/2017

Persistence And Dedication To Our Client Frees Innocent Man

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10/09/2017

Trooper Has Client Under Arrest For “DWI” Move Car! DWI Charges Dismissed!

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09/15/2017

Jury Acquits Our Client Of B Felony Drug Sale And B Felony Intent To Sell

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Addabbo and Greenberg
08/01/2017

First, DWI Case Dismissed, Second, Substantial Recovery for False Arrest!

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
07/27/2017

Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Greenberg Successfully Defends 21 Year Old Involved in Armed Robbery of Caesars Atlantic City Casino

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04/21/2017

Driving While Intoxicated Charge Dismissed on Motion of District Attorney After Pre-Trial Hearings!

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04/03/2017

Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Greenberg Obtains Federal Deferred Prosecution Of Fraud Charges In SDNY

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03/01/2017

Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Greenberg Interviewed as "Legal Expert" In Tragic Queens Murder Case

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