Brevard County Prison Releasee Reoffender Attorneys
If you are being accused of committing a felony soon after your release from prison, you face being charged as a prison releasee reoffender (PRR). If you are found guilty as a PRR, you will be required to serve the maximum sentence for the crime.
Under Florida Statute 775.082, if a person commits a certain felony within three years of being released from prison, that person qualifies as a prison releasee reoffender. When a PRR is found guilty of their subsequent felony, the judge must give the maximum sentence according to the degree of the crime. The prison releasee reoffender must then carry out the full sentence in prison with no chance of parole or any form of early release.
Contact one of our Brevard County prison releasee reoffender defense lawyers to learn how we may help you.
Melbourne Lawyers Defending Against Felony Conviction
Felonies that can qualify you for PRR status include:
- Murder and manslaughter
- Sexual battery and sex offenses involving children
- Robbery and home-invasion robbery
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
- Aggravated battery
- Aggravated stalking
- Aircraft piracy
- Unlawful throwing, placing or discharging of a destructive device or bomb
- Burglary of a dwelling or burglary of an occupied structure, and armed burglary
- Child abuse or neglect
- Or any felony that involves the use or threat of physical force or violence against an individual
Mandatory prison releasee reoffender sentences, according to degree, are:
- Third-degree felony — five-year sentence
- Second-degree felony — 15-year sentence
- First-degree felony — 30-year sentence
- Life felony — life in prison sentence
An experienced criminal attorney can give you your best chance at avoiding a prison releasee reoffender sentence. Your attorney can help you fight a PRR case primarily in two ways:
- If there are extenuating circumstances in your case, your attorney can attempt to strike a plea deal with the prosecuting attorney, or
- An experienced trial attorney can fight the charges in court to give you the best chance of achieving a verdict of “not guilty.”
Accused of a Felony After Being Recently Released From Corrections? Contact Us
When the stakes are this high, it is imperative that you find a Melbourne felony attorney who can provide the strongest possible defense for your case. If you have questions about your case, call Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole attorneys toll free at 800-479-3032 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation about your prison releasee reoffender defense.