Rule 4.330. Misdemeanor hate crimes

(a) Application.

This rule applies to misdemeanor cases where the defendant is convicted of either (1) a substantive hate crime under section 422.6 or (2) a misdemeanor violation and the facts of the crime constitute a hate crime under section 422.55.

(b) Sentencing consideration.

In sentencing a defendant under (a), the court must consider the goals for hate crime sentencing stated in rule 4.427(e).

Rule 4.330 adopted effective January 1, 2007.

Rules that reference this rule: N/A