Florida’s Three Strike Law And Imprisonment
In Florida, the Three Strike Law is a sentencing scheme that imposes a mandatory minimum sentence for defendants who have been convicted of three separate felony offenses. HAWM Law can help you defend against a felony charge before you get to this point in your life. We can also help guide you through your third-strike felony case and provide the best defense possible for your unique circumstances.
What Does the Law Say About ‘Three Strikes’?
According to Florida state law, when a defendant has previously been convicted of two or more felonies in this state or other qualified offenses, they can receive an extended term of imprisonment. These defendants are considered habitual felony offenders. A ‘habitual violent felony offender’ is a defendant who has been convicted of two or more felonies, and one of those convictions are for:
- Sexual battery
- Aggravated child abuse
- Aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
- Aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person or disabled adult
- Aggravated manslaughter of a child
- Unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb
- Armed burglary
- Aggravated battery
- Aggravated stalking