OJ Simpson was sentenced today on several counts of armed robbery, among other charges. Due to a combination of consecutive and concurrent sentences, he may serve as much as 33 years in prison. However, after nine years, he may be released on parole.
Armed Robbery is a serious charge. As shown in the OJ case, it can result in an extensive amount of prison time. For instance, in Jacksonville, Florida, armed robbery with a firearm is a first-degree felony. Usually, a first-degree felony is punishable by up to 30 years in Florida State Prison. However, Florida law makes an exception for armed robbery. In Jacksonville, Florida, it is punishable by life in prison.
Additionally, Florida’s 10-20-Life law statute applies to Jacksonville Armed Robbery with a Firearm. Under Florida’s 10-20-Life statute, if a defendant is in actual possession of a fire-arm during the commission of an armed robbery, he has a minimum mandatory sentence of ten years. Thus, in Jacksonville, Florida, he will be sentenced any where from ten years to life in prison for armed robbery with a firearm.
To learn more about Armed Robbery in Jacksonville Florida, contact a Jacksonville Robbery Attorney.