What is the 10-20-Life Law in Florida? What crimes does this law affect?

gun crimes

Florida is Cracking Down on Violence

Florida Statute 775.087 or the 10-20-life as it is more commonly recognized is a set of rules designed to curb the use of gun violence and set mandatory minimum sentences for persons found convicted of a felony while carrying, displaying, using, threatening to use or attempting to use a firearm.

Minimum Sentencing
When found to have committed one of the crimes listed below while found to be in simple possession of a firearm or destructive device a minimum sentence of 10 years will apply.

Should a firearm be discharged by the convict while a felony is committed a minimum sentence of 20 years will be added on.

Should a person be seriously injured or killed by the discharge of the convicts weapon during the commitment of a felony that convict will face a minimum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

The list of crimes where the 10-20-to life law applies:
1. murder
2. sexual battery
3. robbery
4. burglary
5. arson
6. aggravated assault
7. aggravated battery
8. kidnapping
9. escape
10. aircraft piracy
11. aggravated child abuse
12. aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult
13. unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb
14. carjacking
15. home invasion robbery
16. aggravated stalking
17. drug trafficking and capital importation of cocaine and other illegal drugs
18. possession of firearm by a felon

How We Can Help
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If you are facing charges or have been convicted of any of these crimes, you need to contact an attorney right away. An experienced attorney has the knowledge to protect your rights. Call The Law Office of Miguel C. Fernández III for a free consultation at (239) 337-0123.