Three Strikes Crimes
Three Strikes Crimes in Miami
What is Florida’s Three Strike Law?
In July of 1999, Florida implemented its own version of the "Three Strikes And You're Out" Act, a series of laws designed to discourage and implement increased penalties for repeat criminal offenders. Under Florida's Three Strikes Law, a person convicted of three violent felony offenses may face a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison, regardless of the typical penalties that may be imposed for his or her third conviction.
There are a number of specific criminal offenses that may count as strikes on a defendant's criminal record if he or she is convicted, and this is one of many reasons working with an experienced attorney to avoid a criminal conviction is so important.
Types of Three Strike Crimes
On a website such as this, concerning the defense of violent crimes throughout Florida, it is important to discuss the state's Three Strikes Law. The basic principle of the Three Strikes Law is that particular violent felony crimes may qualify as "strikes" on a defendant's criminal record, and if he or she receives three convictions of this nature, the court may implement a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
Following are some examples of crimes which may count as a strike under Florida law:
- Any felony offense involving a firearm (such as burglary or robbery)
- Grand theft with a firearm
- Carjacking with a deadly weapon
- Attempted murder
No matter what offense you may have been arrested for, charged with or may be under investigation for, you will need to involve an experienced Miami criminal lawyer as soon as possible.
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Your entire future may be on the line, and more responsibility than you may think lies on the shoulders of your attorney. In many cases, the skill and dedication of your attorney will have a direct impact on the outcome of your case.
One simple mistake: one error by law enforcement or one violation of your Constitutional rights may be grounds to have key evidence dismissed, and this can turn your entire case around. Make sure you work with a lawyer who has the experience and resources to competently handle your case.
Attorney Michael Mirer is a former prosecutor for Miami-Dade County and he has handled hundreds of serious cases. Attorney Mirer can protect your rights and advocate on your behalf if you are facing enhanced sentencing under the Three Strikes Law.
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