Miami Hate Crime Defense Attorney
Protecting the Rights & Future of Clients in Miami & Fort Lauderdale
Hate crimes have become vigorously prosecuted in recent years, in part because of various political and societal pressures to deal with the problems of racism, sexism etc. Individuals accused of hate crimes may face lengthy prison sentences, fines, and a damaged reputation before ever setting foot in a courtroom. Fighting these charges requires the extensive knowledge of a skilled criminal defense attorney.
If have been charged with a hate crime in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, our Miami hate crime defense lawyer at The Hoffman Firm is committed to helping you obtain the most favorable outcome in your case. Attorney Evan Hoffman as years of experience as an Assistant State Prosecutor, so he understands that hate crimes are prosecuted and punished harshly in Florida. He is well equipped to handle any difficult line of questioning the prosecution may present.
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Florida Hate Crime Laws & Penalties
In 1989, the Florida Legislature enacted several statutes designed to increase the penalties for persons convicted of certain crimes which were in large measure motivated and carried out against a person due to that person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation etc.
A hate crime is defined Under Florida code 775.085, which states “the penalty for any felony or misdemeanor shall be reclassified as provided in this subsection if the commission of such felony or misdemeanor evidences prejudice based on the race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, homeless status, mental or physical disability, or advanced age of the victim.”
Penalties for hate crime convictions will vary based on the circumstances of the case. However, the general breakdown for felony or misdemeanors determined as hate crimes are as follows:
- A misdemeanor of the second degree is reclassified to a misdemeanor of the first degree.
- A misdemeanor of the first degree is reclassified to a felony of the third degree.
- A felony of the third degree is reclassified to a felony of the second degree.
- A felony of the second degree is reclassified to a felony of the first degree.
- A felony of the first degree is reclassified to a life felony.
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If you are facing charges of a felony and or misdemeanor and you may also have the added charge of a hate crime, our firm is ready to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. Do not hesitate to let our Miami hate crime defense attorney help you either get your entire case dismissed, obtain a not-guilty verdict, or get your charges/penalties reduced.
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Decades of Experience
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