This refers to a Florida statute that imposes mandatory minimum sentences in firearm cases. It includes:
Thus, as the Judge pointed out, he had no option BUT to sentence her to 20 years. She was convicted of a crime that involved firing a gun. Twenty years was the LEAST he was allowed to give her.- Mandates a minimum 10 year prison term for certain felonies, or attempted felonies in which the offender possesses a firearm or destructive device
- Mandates a minimum 20 year prison term when the firearm is discharged
- Mandates a minimum 25 years to LIFE if someone is injured or killed
This is yet another example of why mandatory minimum sentencing is a bad thing.