California Penal Code 422.6

Are you facing charges for Hate Crimes? Violation of Penal Code 422.6 is a very serious offense that can result in harsh fines and penalties. Hate crimes are supposedly committed by defendants due to some form of bias (race, religion), but the truth is, many of those who are charged with committing hate crimes did so solely for financial gain. Without an experienced legal professional, it may be difficult to identify what evidence can be used to help clear you of your PC 422.6 offense, and a conviction could result in substantially worse punishments.


At MacGregor & Collins, LLP, we have worked with countless defendants throughout the state of California to help obtain favorable case outcomes. Not only are our attorneys dedicated to providing top notch legal defense, but they do so without passing judgment upon their clients. We know that good people can make poor choices, and we want to help you get back on the right track. Call us today to take advantage of a free consultation.


PC 422.6 Defined


Anyone who injures or intimates someone else due to bias of certain factors like race, color and religion can be prosecuted under California penal codes for hate crimes.


In order to prosecute for Orange County CPC 422.6 Hate Crimes, the state has the burden to prove you are guilty of:


  • The accused deliberately harmed, intimidated or disturbed someone else
  • The accused used force, violence or threat to commit this act
  • The accused vandalized someone else’s property


Maximum Penalties for PC 422.6 Violations


Hate Crimes is a misdemeanor and those found guilty face:



  • Up to one year in jail
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Up to 400 hours of community service


CPC 422.6 Legal Defense


If you are facing Hate Crimes for California Penal Code Section 422.6, the OC criminal defense attorneys at MacGregor & Collins can help you. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to help expose any flaws in the prosecution’s case and help you tell your side of the story. Contact the MacGregor & Collins, LLP law firm today to get in touch with our legal professionals and find out how we can help you get your life back on track.

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