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Florida May Repeal Some Minimum Mandatory Prison Sentences

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 avoid prison.

Check back for updates on whether or not this legislation becomes law, and for other changes that may effect you.

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