Have you been accused of being a habitual offender? Are you facing minimum mandatory sentencing for a felony offense? Lorri K. Fishman, P.A. represents clients facing serious criminal charges, including those involving a minimum mandatory sentences. Attorney Lorri Fishman understands how serious the charges can be and how much of an impact they can have on your future. With nearly 19 years of experience as a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer, she is well-versed in sentencing standards for Florida and can help you better grasp the charges you are up against.
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This can vary depending on a number of factors. For example, drugs crimes involve some of the most serious minimum mandatory sentences. Those convicted of an offense under this sentencing guideline will face a strict prison term with no potential time off for good behavior. This law is also known as the "10-20-Life" law. It requires courts to impose a minimum sentence of 10 years, 20 years, 25 years, or even life for any felony convictions that fall under this category.
When a firearm or other dangerous weapon is involved in any of these offenses, in can result in these minimum mandatory sentences.
If an individual has prior convictions on their record for the same offense, such as two convictions of DUI while they are facing a charge for a third, they may be considered a habitual offender.
The current felony charge and one of the priors could not have been an offense involving the purchase or possession of drugs. If you are deemed a habitual offender, you could be facing enhanced maximum penalties for your offense. For example, a felony of the third degree would result in 5 to 10 years in prison, a felony of the second degree would result in 15 to 30 years, and a felony of the first degree would result in 30 years to life in prison.
You cannot afford to go without a seasoned Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney. Call the firm at (954) 371-0229 to schedule a consultation.