Hate Crimes Narrowly Defined
William Moore, a criminal defense lawyer in Broward criticizes Florida law makers for seeking to enact laws that enhance criminal penalties for every crime in which there is evidence that an offender was motivated by certain prejudices.
The majority of hate crimes wind-up as heated arguments involving disagreements between local residents rather then hard-core ideologically driven violence between feuding classes or protected groups who have expressed hatred for one another. Defense Lawyers Caution About Increasing Penalties for Major Crimes.
The defining of a prejudice motivated criminal rather than as a lone outlaw transforms the social understanding of criminal offense along with hatred between rival classes.
If a hate crime category is required under Florida criminal law, Florida defense lawyers would favor the narrowest possible definition.
William Moore is an attorney with William Moore Criminal Defense, a law firm in Broward County.
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