Sentencing Resources For State Charges In Florida
At O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA, we strive to keep our clients as informed as possible. That includes giving you all the information you need about the possible consequences of the criminal charges you face.
We believe having as much information as possible and working with experienced attorneys like ours will help you make informed decisions about your case and your future. To learn more, you can contact us at our office in Tampa, Florida, to schedule a free consultation.
Serious Consequences Are On The Line In Many Cases
Here in Florida, if you are accused of a qualifying offense or any other serious felony, depending on your prior record, you could be facing enhanced sentences, including:
- Florida’s prison releasee reoffender law, for crimes committed within three years after release from prison
- Being labeled a habitual felony offender for committing three or more felonies
- A habitual violent felony offender, which can happen with a prior conviction for a violent crime
Most of these laws provide for enhanced sentences, which can mean many more years in jail beyond what normal state sentencing statutes call for. Florida’s maximum sentences can be quite punitive — including the death penalty — which is why you need experienced lawyers on your side.