Violent Crimes

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Ms. Fore has defended violent crimes her entire legal career, including felony battery, aggravated battery, child abuse, aggravated child abuse, animal cruelty, aggravated assault, aggravated battery with a firearm or other deadly weapon, robbery with a firearm, robbery, robbery by sudden snatching, burglary, burglary with an assault or battery, carjacking, shooting into an occupied vehicle, throwing a deadly missile, home invasion robbery, arson, false imprisonment, written threats to do bodily harm, cyber-stalking, kidnapping, manslaughter, sexual battery, accessory after the fact, attempted murder, first degree murder, second degree murder, and felony murder.  Such crimes are a main focus of prosecutor resources and harsh penalties are sought, even for first time offenders.  Having a lawyer willing to fight on her client’s behalf can make the difference between a lengthy prison sentence and freedom.

  • Robbery
    • With a Firearm or Other Deadly Weapon
      • Maximum of Life in prison
    • Without a Weapon
      • Maximum 15 years in prison
    • By Sudden Snatching
      • While carrying a Firearm or Other Deadly Weapon
        • Maximum 15 years in prison
      • Without a Weapon
        • Maximum 5 years in prison
  • Carjacking
    • While Carrying a Firearm or Other Deadly Weapon
      • Maximum of Life in prison
    • Without a Weapon
      • Maximum 30 years in prison
  • Home Invasion Robbery
    • While Carrying a Firearm or Other Deadly Weapon
      • Maximum of Life in prison
    • Non-deadly Weapon
      • Maximum 30 years in prison
    • Without a Weapon
      • Maximum 30 years in prison
  • Burglary
    • Burglary of a dwelling (home)
      • Minimum 21 months to Maximum 15 years in prison
    • Burglary of a structure or conveyance (usually a vehicle)
      • Maximum 5 years in prison
  • Aggravated Assault
    • Maximum 5 years in prison
  • Aggravated Battery
    • What is it?
      • Committing a battery while
        • intentionally or knowingly causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement OR
        • using a deadly weapon OR
        • knowing the victim is pregnant
    • What is the penalty?
      • Minimum 21 months to Maximum 15 years in prison

A person’s minimum sentence for any felony will increase due to victim injury points which are based on the severity of the particular injury.  The sentence will also increase based on a person’s prior criminal history

 

Self-Defense and Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law and other laws regarding self-defense can provide certain protections for individuals who use force to defend themselves from the threat of violence by others.  Sometimes the police get in wrong when they respond to a call involving violence.  Sometimes the police make the mistake of arresting the wrong person.  Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law can prevent a person from being prosecuted in certain situations and can be used by an experienced lawyer to shield a client from criminal prosecution altogether.  Under recent changes to the law, the burden of proof is now on the prosecutor to prove that a person who claims self-defense under Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law can be prosecuted.  If you are charged with a crime of violence in Florida and you were defending yourself, you need an experienced defense attorney to defend you and protect your rights.  Even if Florida’s Stand Your Ground does not apply to the particular facts of your case, Florida’s other self-defense laws may still provide a viable defense at trial.

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