Two measures have been introduced in the Florida State Legislature that
would repeal minimum mandatory sentences for drug offenses and nonviolent
crimes, and would increase substance abuse treatment for inmates. The
reason behind these changes is financial, but the impact on your case
or that of your friend or loved one could be substantial.
Take for instance a current Albaugh Law Firm client, age 79, facing a charge of
trafficking in oxycodone
. Currently this charge carries a 3-year minimum mandatory prison sentence.
Given his age and health this could turn into a life sentence. However,
under the new legislation he would be eligible for probation if convicted.
Contact the Albaugh Law Firm today at 904-823-1717 if you, a friend, or loved one is facing a minimum
mandatory prison sentence to see if this new legislation could help them
Check back for updates on whether or not this legislation becomes law,
and for other changes that may effect you.