10-20-Life Law: How Will It Affect My Charges?

10-20-Life Law: How Will It Affect My Charges?

The 10-20-Life law requires that mandatory minimum sentences be enforced whenever a gun is used in the commission of a crime. The type of crime committed, as well as how the gun was used, will determine the minimum sentence which will be enforced upon conviction.

Any felon who has a gun in his or her possession will face a mandatory 3-year prison sentence, without the possibility of attaining an early parole. Individuals who brandish a gun during the commission of a crime will face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10-years, whereas discharging a gun in the commission of a crime will result in a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence. If another individual is injured or killed by the accused discharging his or her firearm during the commission of a crime, that individual will face no less than 25 years to life.

If you have been arrested for committing a crime here in Miami, or anywhere throughout the state, it is important that you take immediate steps to secure representation. It is your legal right to be able to retain services from a lawyer who you can trust to provide you with the compelling defense you deserve. You should not settle for less. The Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. has built up a reputation for being a hard-hitting criminal defense firm committed to getting its clients real results.

Attorney Mirer does not back down when faced with adversity, instead he rises to the occasion and uses his legal skills to help clients defend their rights and protect their freedom. He has successfully handled more than 1000 cases over the years, including those which involved firearm offenses and the harsh penalties imposed by the 10-20-Life law.

As a former prosecutor, he has the knowledge and skills necessary to help you protect your interests. Call a Miami criminal defense lawyer at the firm now so that he can review your 10-20-Life charges and help you build an aggressive strategy for your defense.