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Prison Release Reoffender

Posted March 31, 2014Information

In Florida pursuant to Florida Statute 775.082 if a person has been released from prison, parole, or any other form of DOC supervision within 3 years of committing a new enumerated offense the State of Florida by and through the Office of the State Attorney in Orlando, Sanford, or Deland can file for Prison Release Reoffender (keep in mind the State must affirmatively file, they do not have to). If the prosecutor is seeking sentencing under Prison Release Reoffender (PRR) the Judge must sentence you to the statutory highest amount for the degree of felony. For example, if you are charged with a Robbery of the Second Degree, the sentencing Judge must sentence you to 15 years Florida Department of Corrections to be served day for day. The offenses the State can seek Prison Release Reoffender status are as follows: Treason, Murder, Manslaughter, Carjacking, Sexual Battery, Home-invasion robbery, Robbery, Arson, Kidnapping, Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Aggravated battery, Aggravated Stalking, Aircraft piracy, Unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive bomb, armed burglary, or any felony that involves the threat or an act of physical force or violence against a person.

Please keep your Criminal Defense Lawyer can negotiate with the State to avoid a PRR sentence. In Seminole County the Career Criminal Division usually handles PRR or HFO (Habitual Felony Offender) cases. If you case is being handled by Career Criminal you must proceed very carefully as this division usually seeks large amounts of prison time.

If you have recently been arrested for a felony offense and have been released from prison within the past 3 years contact Ryan N. Yadav, Sanford Criminal Defense Attorney, for a consultation for charges arising in Seminole, Orange, and Volusia Counties. 

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