Firearm Offenses and 10-20-Life
Firearms Defense Attorney Miguel Fernández Defends Against Gun Charges
Criminal Lawyer Fort Myers
When firearms are used in the commission of crimes, the laws are very tough and can result in those who are charged facing a significant amount of time in prison. The 10-20-Life statute is a law that enforces serious penalties for any type of gun offense. This law can put a severe halt on your freedoms for a very long time. Attorney Fernández is the knowledgeable, seasoned Fort Myers defense attorney who can help you through the maze of penalties and aggressively defend your rights and help to preserve your freedom. Learn more about the 10-20-Life Law from the website of the Florida State Department of Corrections.
Stiff Firearm Offense Penalties
Miguel C. Fernández III, P.A. will thoroughly analyze all of the facts of your case to vigorously fight against the charges that have been levied against you with competence and skill. Prison sentences for firearms violations can range from three years to life, which is why you need to have a criminal defense lawyer that fully understands both the specifics of the charges against you and the specific written and unwritten protocols of the court system. Your freedom is at stake. The 10-20-Life law can be summarized as follows:
- Producing a firearm during the commission of certain felonies mandates at least a 10-year prison sentence;
- Discharging a firearm during the commission of certain felonies mandates at least a 20-year prison sentence;
- Shooting someone mandates a minimum sentence of 25 years to life regardless of whether a victim is killed or simply injured. The maximum penalty is a life sentence unless the defendant is charged with felony murder or first degree murder in which case the maximum is the death penalty.
Even if you merely display a firearm during a crime, this act could expose you to a significant prison sentence. The severity of the potential sentencing that you face when defending against these types of firearms charges is precisely why you need to have Attorney Fernández, a trustworthy and competent criminal defense lawyer, in your corner, no matter what type of gun or weapon charge you are facing.
Call Miguel C. Fernández III, P.A. for a free consultation if you are facing a firearm or weapon offense charge. He will be able to give your case the attention that it needs to achieve the best outcome possible for you. Call (239) 337-0123 for more information.