Defending Habitual Violent Crimes
Florida laws concerning violent crimes are among the most strict in the nation. Generally speaking, there are laws that designate certain individuals as “violent career criminals”, “habitual felony offenders”, “habitual violent felony offenders” and “three-time violent felony offenders” if that person has previously been convicted of two or more felonies and commits another enumerated offense within five years of the last conviction or prison release date. In addition, if you have been accused of a particular felony while you are on probation or community control, you may face a enhanced penalties or a mandatory minimum prison term. This means you can possibly jump from being on probation to being a habitual felony offender, which places you at risk for enhanced penalties and sentencing. Depending on the degree of the felony for which you are accused, you could be facing anywhere from five years incarceration to spending the rest of your life in prison.
The Florida statutes pertaining to habitual felony offenders are rather complex and if you are accused of a violent crime, especially if you are already on probation, you need to retain an attorney with the knowledge and experience needed to navigate these complex laws. The expertise of a probation violation attorney may spare you a very long time in the correction system. Not all cases need to go to trial in order to be settled, and not all trials lead to convictions. Your attorney should vigorously represent your best interests at all times, and mount an aggressive defense.
Joseph R. Fasone has over two decades of experience in the criminal justice system defending people just like you. When your future is on the line, you don’t just want any probation violation lawyer working your case. To protect your rights and your future, a dedicated criminal defense attorney is crucial. The Law Office of Joseph Fasone defends violent crimes and other criminal offenses throughout South Florida and all of Broward County including Coral Springs, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale, Hollywood, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Plantation, and Sunrise.
Call our office today to make an appointment for a FREE initial consultation, and find out what an experienced lawyer can do for you.