FLORIDA’S 10-20-LIFE LAW: MINIMUM MANDATORY SENTENCES

February 4, 2010

If a person is in possession of a firearm or destructive device during the commision of one of the statutory listed felonies (attempt included) **See List Below – pursuant Florida Statute Section 775.087 , that person will be subject to the following minimum mandatory sentences:

* 3 Year Minimum Mandatory for conviction of Aggravated Assault, possession of firearm by a felon, or burglary of a conveyance.

* 10 Year Minimum Mandatory for conviction for one of the listed felonies except those above with the 3 Year Minimum Mandatory.

* 15 Year Minimum Mandatory for Possession of semi-automatic firearm or machine gun during the commision of one of the 18 listed felonies.

* 20 Year Minimum Mandatory for conviction wherein the discharge of a firearm or destructive device occurred during the commission of one of the listed 18 felonies.

* 25 Year Minimum Mandatory (to life) for conviction wherein the discharge of a firearm or destructive device resulted in the death or great bodily harm to another during the commision one of the listed 18 felonies.

** List of 18 Felonies

Murder;

Sexual battery;

Robbery;

Burglary;

Arson;

Aggravated assault;

Aggravated battery;

Kidnapping;

Escape;

Aircraft piracy;

Aggravated child abuse;

Aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult;

Unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb;

Carjacking; Home-invasion robbery;

Aggravated stalking;

Trafficking drugs per Florida Statute Section 893.135; or

Possession of a firearm by a felon

***For additional Minimum Mandatory Sentences please see my blog post on February 18, 2010 – Florida’s Minimum Mandatory Sentences for Violent Crimes

Contact CLEARWATER CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY Joseph Montrone, Jr. for a free initial consultaiton.

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