Have you or someone you love been charged with a crime? If so, you will
need to talk to an attorney right away to learn if your charges will be
prosecuted as a
misdemeanor or felony offense. Felonies are some of the most serious crimes that a
person can be charged with. Some felony cases fall under a certain category
of the law that allows a prosecutor to seek enhanced penalties – the
10-20 Life Law
Under the 10-20-life law, a person who faces serious criminal charges may
face life imprisonment under certain circumstances. An example of this
type of crime can include a person pulling a weapon or a gun out during
a crime. For this type of offense, a minimum sentence would be 10 years.
If the gun is used, the person faces a minimum of 20 years. If injury
or death is a result of firing the gun, a minimum of 25 years to life
imprisonment is sought by the prosecution.
Facing a felony charge should be taken very seriously by a defendant, especially
because the results of a conviction can be catastrophic and are often
irreversible. Once a person is convicted of a felony crime, they must
carry around this offense for the rest of their life. If you have been
charged with a felony crime, immediately contact a criminal defense lawyer today.
We handle all types of felony crimes, including
drug trafficking, aggravated battery, aggravated
assault, weapon offenses, and
murder. Additionally, we handle cases involving
theft crimes (grand theft), and other types of
violent crimes. We realize that this will be a frustrating moment and will require a
speedy investigation to produce evidence on your behalf. Our team will
not leave a single stone unturned in our meticulous investigation of the
charges against you. For more information, call us today!