Florida's 10-20-Life Laws
Needless to say, 10-20-Life enhancement crimes are serious and need serious legal representation. Fourth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Angela Corey has stated numerous times that her office will take a much more aggressive approach to gun crimes in Northeast Florida, and she has followed through on that promise.
Our experienced Florida gun defense attorneys in Jacksonville have litigated hundreds of 10-20-Life cases. The head of our Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. Let their experience be brought to bear in your Jacksonville, Green Cove Springs, or other Florida firearms case. Remember, an arrest is not a conviction!
The use of a firearm during a robbery may carry a three-year minimum if the person is a convicted felon, but 10-20-Life laws allow for a 10 year minimum-mandatory sentence if the 10-20-Life enhancer is charged. The discharge of the firearm may bring a 20-year minimum mandatory, and if a serious injury results from the use of a firearm, a defendant may face 25 years with a mandatory-minimum of up to a life sentence. The types of crimes that can be charged under 10-20-Life enhancements include:
- Sexual battery
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
- 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;
- Home-invasion robbery
- Aggravated stalking
- Drug Possession or Trafficking
- Possession of a firearm by a felon