The Florida 10-20-Life Law

Aggressive South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Florida Legislature passed extensive legislation that provides for enhanced minimum obligatory prison terms for offenders who commit crimes with guns. Firearm offenses are severely prosecuted. This is evidenced in Florida’s 10-20-Life law, also known as “Use a Gun and You’re Done!” Under the 10-20-LIFE law, severe mandatory minimum sentences are enforced for defendants who utilize guns in the commission of crimes. This law covers the following offenses in particular:

  • Mandatory minimum 3 year prison sentence for possession of a firearm by a felon.
  • Mandatory minimum 10 year sentence for exposing a gun in the commission of a crime. 
  • Mandatory minimum 20 year prison sentence when the firearm is discharged.
  • Mandatory minimum 25 years to LIFE in state prison if someone is injured or killed.

Time is of the essence. Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, attorney Hernandez can intercede and work to protect your rights. Involving an attorney as early in the process as possible is important if you are to have the best opportunity of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction. Due to the difficulty of the cases and the probable sentences that attach, it is essential that you contact Mr. Hernandez. With his extensive knowledge of the legal system, attorney Hernandez will provide you with the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your 10-20-LIFE charges. 

For more information and your free consultation contact attorney Armando Hernandez today at 305-442-2590.