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Category Archives: Hate Crime


Potential New Hate Crime Laws

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Hate crimes add years to sentences that would otherwise not involve any jail or prison time at all. Under Florida statute 775.085, a misdemeanor or felony is upgraded to the next level if it is found by the court that the act was committed against a person because of their race, religion, sexual orientation,… Read More »


Bystander or Hate Crime Victim?

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

One man, aged just 22 years old, was killed while defending his friends and relatives, according to People Magazine. The incident began in Lake Worth, Florida in a restaurant when the defendant allegedly began intimidating the victim and the group of friends he was with because they were gay. According to witnesses, the defendant… Read More »


Florida’s Hate Crime Law

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A Stuart, Florida man is facing hate crime charges after allegedly attacking a clerk at the Family Dollar Store in Martin County, according to the Palm Beach Post. After attacking the clerk, the defendant gave his reason for the attack to law enforcement agents as for, “no other reason than they are (expletive) Arabs…. Read More »

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