A traditional crime may include enhanced penalties if committed out of bias toward a victim's Race, Nationality, Sexual orientation, Disability, Religion, or Political beliefs.
Although hate itself is not a crime, committing a crime against another person for any of the reasons listed above may result in hate crime charges.
State, local and federal government agencies take active roles in investigating and prosecuting hate crimes throughout Miami, Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas.
This means that a person accused of committing a hate crime will likely face an aggressive investigation, serious criminal charges and harsh penalties if convicted.
Increased penalties may be enforced upon convictions for criminal offenses that are determined to be hate crimes.
With more than 30 years of criminal defense experience, Bradley Collins can get involved early in the process to work on protecting your rights, gathering evidence in your favor and working to build a winning strategy for your case.