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Firearm Offenses

One of the underlying philosophies of the State Attorney’s Office is to concentrate prosecution resources to target repeat, violent, or dangerous defendants. Towards this end, we have specially trained, experienced prosecutors who are assigned to review, file, and prosecute cases involving the use of a firearm. These individuals use many tools, such as Florida’s 10-20-Life law, to obtain appropriate prison sentences for those that choose to use a firearm as part of their criminal activity. These specially designated prosecutors also work closely with Federal prosecutors to determine which venue, state or federal, permits the most appropriate sentence. Firearms prosecutors additionally provide training and advice to local law enforcement and community groups to assist them in combating firearm offenses.