In Jacksonville, Florida, a defendant that commits certain crimes while using a firearm. In 1999, Florida enacted the 10-20-Life Law. The 10-20-Life statute mandates the following minimum mandatory sentences:
1. 10 years in prison for certain felonies, or attempted felonies, in which the offender possesses a firearm or destructive device;
2. 20 years in prison if the firearm is discharged; and
3. 25 years to Life in prison if someone is injured or killed.
The Florida 10-20-Life Law requires that a felon found in possession of firearm serve a minimum 3 year prison term. Any 10-20-Life Sentence is to be served consecutively to any additional prison term.
If you have been charged with a crime in Jacksonville, contact a Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer.
See the Department of Corrections website for statistics.