Florida law imposes minimum mandatory sentences for certain serious or violent offenses. However, even someone who is convicted of a less serious offense may face severe penalties – if they had a prior conviction.
In fact, the state legislature imposes several categories of sentencing enhancements for repeat offenders, which include:
- Habitual felony offender
- Habitual violent felony offender
- Violent career criminal
- Prison releasee reoffender
As our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorneys can explain, anyone previously convicted of a crime who now stands newly accused must take the potential consequences seriously. Investing in quality legal representation is an imperative when the stakes are so high for your freedom and future. Continue reading