Apopka, FL asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida

Q: How much jail time can a first time offender receive if charged and convicted?

My ex just walked up into my home put his hands on me,, then proceeded to drag my daughter from her room. He was arrested and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault and battery, a first degree felony, he took off with my phone, so he was charged with petty theft and also charged with interfering with a parenting plan. My daughter was screaming and crying I've never been so scared in my life. I want to know how likely it is for him to get some jail time for what he did.

1 Lawyer Answer
Jeffrey H. Garland
Jeffrey H. Garland
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Pierce, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Burglary of a dwelling with an assault is punishable by life imprisonment. That’s the maximum potential sentence. This burglary charge would “drive” the sentencing. Also, this burglary is a violent crime of special concern. As the victim you should consult with the prosecutor and/or victim assistance counselor.

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