In spite of the relative ease with which firearms can be legally purchased in the state of Florida, Florida’s gun laws are particularly tough. The Florida Legislature has enacted a severe punishment for those who commit crimes with guns. This is known as the 10-20-Life Law.
10-20-Life Law Florida
Under the 10-20-Life Law, a criminal defendant will be subject to the following minimum mandatory sentences for gun crimes:
10 years – for possession of a gun while committing a crime
20 years – for firing a gun during the commission of a crime, even if no one was hit by the bullet
25 years to life – if a person dies or is seriously injured as a result of the use of a firearm during the crime
Sentences under Florida’s 10-20-Life Law are minimum mandatory sentences. A minimum mandatory sentence requires the person serving the sentence to serve the entire sentence without any opportunity for any form of early release. The harshness of Florida’s 10-20-Life Law makes it absolutely critical that you hire an attorney with experience handling gun crimes and weapon offenses. As former prosecutors, we have prosecuted hundreds of firearms offenses and weapons charges cases.
We Handle All Gun Crimes and Weapons Charges, Including:
- Firearm possession by a felon – carries a three-year minimum mandatory sentence
- Carrying a concealed firearm
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Armed robbery
- Armed burglary
- Improper exhibition of a firearm
- Armed kidnapping
- Shooting into a building
- First-degree murder
- Second-degree murder
- Delinquent in possession of a firearm
- Aggravated assault with a firearm
- Aggravated battery with a firearm
Hire an Experienced Gun Crimes Attorney
If you’ve been accused of a gun or weapon offense, you need a skilled and aggressive attorney who will protect your rights.
As former prosecutors, we have years of experience with gun and weapon offenses, including gun possession cases. We understand that there are two sides to every gun or weapon offense story. Our experience as prosecutors gives us the experience necessary to review the specific facts of your case, explain to you the legal process, and advance the best possible defense for your case.
We represent adults, juveniles, and first-time offenders facing gun and weapons charges. Contact Clark Law, P.A. today regarding your gun or weapon offense at (855) 680-4911. We are available 24/7.