In Florida, a violent crime is classified as an act that involves either actual harm or threat of bodily harm to another person. Even if the victim was not injured, if there was a probability that a threat could result in physical harm, you may still be charged with a violent crime. If you have been accused of committing a violent crime, you need to act quickly. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony, any violent charge on your criminal record could negatively impact your reputation and ability to secure gainful employment.
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As someone who has formerly prosecuted felonies involving violence and firearms, Attorney Al Sauline brings valuable insider knowledge of how a prosecuting team works. This can help you even the playing field and give your case a unique advantage.
Violent Crime Cases We Handle
At Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law, our violent crime attorney in Panama City, can help defend against the following:
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
- Domestic violence
- Involuntary manslaughter
- Voluntary manslaughter
- DUI manslaughter
- Vehicular homicide
- Resisting an officer with violence
- Aggravated stalking
- Child abuse
Are you facing charges for a violent crime? Call Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law, today at (850) 250-3426 or contact us online to schedule a free case review with our violent crime lawyer in Panama City.
Penalties for Violent Crimes in Florida
In the state of Florida, if you are charged with a violent crime, you could be facing severe penalties. Some of these penalties include lengthy jail sentences, hefty fines, probation, and more. However, there are circumstances of your case that will determine the severity of the penalties you receive:
- Whether the offense is considered a misdemeanor or felony
- Criminal History
- The extent of the victim's injuries
- The victim's age
- And whether or not a weapon was involved
Florida's Mandatory Minimum Sentencing: The 10-20-Life Law
Under Florida's 10-20-Life law, mandatory minimum sentences will be imposed for violent felonies that involved firearms.
Examples of sentencing under 10-20-Life:
- If you produced a firearm during the commission of a certain type of felony, you will be ordered to serve at least a 10-year prison sentence.
- If you fired a firearm, you will be ordered to serve at least a 20-year prison sentence.
- If you shot someone, you will be ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years to life (regardless of whether the individual was killed or not).
In addition, this law also increased or established mandatory minimum sentencing for specific crimes involving law enforcement or seniors aged 65 or older. Offenses under this law must be served consecutively with other sentences rather than concurrently.
Contact Our Violent Crime Lawyer in Panama City Today
At Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law, Attorney Sauline is prepared to work for you. The firm provides effective defense strategies and one-on-one counsel that is rooted in honesty and integrity. You can have peace of mind knowing that Attorney Sauline is committed to protecting your rights, no matter how challenging your charges may seem.
Contact Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law, today to get started on your defense with our Panama City violent crime attorney.
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