Firearms cases can range in penalty from misdemeanor to capital felony. When a firearm is possessed during the commission of a felony, the prosecutor’s office has the option to charge you with “10-20-life.” This is a way that the prosecutor can sentence you to a minimum mandatory sentence. For instance, if you commit an aggravated battery by hitting someone with a bat, the maximum is 15 years in prison. However, if you commit an aggravated battery with a firearm, the prosecutor can enhance that sentence, or make it greater, by using 10-20-life. Not only would the maximum be increased to 30 years, but depending on how the gun was used, you could also be facing a minimum mandatory.
It is essential for you to hire an attorney who is familiar with the 10-20-life statute in defending your firearms case. Often, attorneys aren’t aware of the true penalties you face, or how the charges can be reduced based on how the prosecutor files the case. Whether you are charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed firearm, or any felony involving a firearm, contact Shulman Law immediately following arrest to discuss your options.
At Shulman Law, you are provided aggressive and knowledgeable representation in all criminal matters regarding firearms cases, in the tri-county area: Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade. Having more than a decade of experience as a prosecutor before handling criminal defense matters, you will have top notch representation in Assault and Battery, Aggravated Battery, Arson, Bribery, Burglary, Capital Offenses, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Drug Crimes, Fraud, Investigations, all Prosecutions, Driver’s License Suspension, Driving while Intoxicated, DUI/DWI, Sealing and Expungements, Extortion, Extradition, Felonies, Forensic DNA cases, Forgery, Grand Jury Practice, Gun Charges, Hit and Run, Homicide, Manslaughter, Misdemeanors, Murder, Parole and Probation, Search and Seizure, Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault, Shoplifting, Stalking, Ten-Twenty-Life cases, Theft, Traffic Violations, Trafficking, Vehicular Homicide, Victim’s Rights, and Weapons Charges.