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Someone I know took a picture when he was 16 in front of the

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Someone I know took a picture when he was 16 in front of the word "fag" written in chalk on a wall outside. He is doing thumbs up. Now that he has matured, he is concerned if this picture were to surface, it would be considered a hate crime and he could have legal repercussions. Can you tell me if that could ever happen?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.
Hi - my name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to assist. This wouldn't be a hate crime because his actions involve no it there's not likely any crime here. It may have been a bad decision on his part, but really nothing any 16 year old may do as a joke.
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.
Thus, it is not likely a crime, but it certainly could be an embarrassing situation or billboard material if the person ever ran for public office or something.....but that's really the only threat.
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.
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