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OCT. 3 2018
Criminal Lawyer West Palm Beach | What is a Hate Crime?
Criminal Lawyer West Palm Beach | What is a Hate Crime?

Hate crime laws have been somewhat controversial since they were put into place. Here we will go over the specifics of what makes a hate crime different from other types of crime. If you are charged, we are here.

 

Hate Crime Classification

 

The key to hate crime classification is the motivation of the person accused of the crime. If the criminal act was motivated simply by the defendant’s prejudice or hatred of the victim because of the victim’s perceived race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, the criminal act qualifies as a hate crime. Therefore, it is an …

JULY  27 2017
Understanding Hate Crime Charges in Florida
Understanding Hate Crime Charges in Florida
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Hate crimes are a serious charge in any jurisdiction, but Florida has recently passed legislation to crack down on hate crimes, both enhancing penalties and broadening the definition of what constitutes a hate crime in our state.

 

Because of this, it is absolutely vital that you understand how hate crime charges work here. What constitutes a hate crime? What are the consequences? How can you defend against charges? Below, we’re going to provide an overview.

 

What Does It Mean to Commit a Hate Crime in Florida?

 

A hate crime is defined as a criminal act that …