A Florida man accused of robbery was found guilty of using a weapon to rob two beachgoers at Daytona last year. The 38-year-old man was convicted after an hour and a half jury deliberation and immediately sentenced to 25 years in prison on the felony offense. At least 10 years of the sentence must be served before any consideration is given for parole.
An arrest and conviction on drug charges has serious physical, emotional and social consequences. A Florida man from Eustis, charged with drug possession and intent to sell, will spend at least a decade in federal prison instead of forwarding his career as a real estate agent.
When an individual is arrested for a crime, his or her future hangs in the balance. Depending on the criminal charges, the penalties for an offense can be very severe. Some crimes can end in hefty fines, jail time and/or community service, while others may have the defendant facing the potential of spending the remainder of his or her life in prison. In the days before a case goes to trial, a criminal defense attorney will review the pertinent evidence and determine the best course of action for their client.
When he gets out of federal prison in three years, the defendant in a recent criminal case says he'll make things right with those he harmed. The Orlando defendant co-owned a mobile phone store. He pleaded guilty to criminal charges in a conspiracy plot to skim credit cards.