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Analyzing the Impact of Florida’s 10-20-Life Law on Weapon-Related Felonies

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Committing a crime is one thing, but committing a crime with the addition of a firearm elevates it to a new level. Even just the possession of any firearm can lead to a mandatory 10-year minimum sentencing for a first offense. The penalties increase for discharging the weapon increase to 20 years, and harming or […]

What Is Florida’s 10/20/Life Statute?

Jacqueline Crowley, a partner in the law practice of Farkas & Crowley of West Palm Beach, Florida, explains Florida’s concept of 10/20/Life statute, addressing the inclusion of a firearm during the commission of a felony.  Both attorneys, Adam Farkas and Jacqueline Crowley have experience and strong legal backgrounds. Together they serve their clients, and as […]

What Is a Felony?

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Crime categorization in the United States, and by extension the state of Florida, generally gets classified into two main categories. Misdemeanors refer to minor criminal charges with less severe penalties, including smaller fines amounts and jail time. A felony, on the other hand, get reserved for the more severe crimes and can be identified by […]