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Habitual Offenders

In the state of Florida, repeat offenders are subject to significantly enhanced penalties that involve much harsher sentences than those levied on first-time offenders. Florida Statutes §§ 775.084 and 775.082(9)(a) define such repeat offender designations as Habitual felony offender (HO), Habitual violent felony offender (HVO), Three-time violent felony offender, Violent career criminal (VCC), and Prison releasee reoffender (PRR).

In certain cases, judges who would prefer to issue a more lenient sentence may be forced to comply with mandatory minimums required for certain repeat offenses. The increased penalties typically involve substantially higher fines and longer prison sentences with fewer parole or early release options.

West Palm Beach Habitual Offenders Lawyer

If you have previous felony convictions and are now facing charges that could involve repeat offender penalties, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Andrew D. Stine, P.A. fights all types of criminal charges for clients in West Palm Beach as well as Lake Worth, Greenacres, Boynton Beach, Pahokee, Boca Raton, and Riviera Beach.

Andrew Stine not only has experience as a Palm Beach County Appellate Division public defender, but has also worked in the New Haven Public Defenders Office. These experiences provide him with a unique insight into how the prosecution handles criminal cases, and he can use that knowledge to help you when you call 561.880.4300 today.


Florida Habitual Offenders Information Center


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Habitual Felony Offenders

Under Florida Statute § 775.084(1)(a), you may be classified as a Habitual felony offender if:


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Habitual Violent Felony Offenders

Under Florida Statute § 775.084(1)(b), you can be classified as a Habitual violent felony offender if:


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Three-Time Violent Felony Offenders

Under Florida Statute § 775.084(1)(c), you may be classified as a Three-time violent felony offender if:


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Violent Career Criminals

Under Florida Statute § 775.084(1)(d), you can be classified as a Violent career criminal if:


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Prison Releasee Reoffenders

Florida Statute § 775.082(9)(a), you may be classified as a Prison releasee reoffender if:


Find the Best Habitual Offenders Lawyer in West Palm Beach

It is extremely important to seek skilled legal representation if you are facing felony charges that may be subject to enhanced repeat offender penalties. Andrew D. Stine, P.A. represents clients against criminal charges in multiple communities in Palm Beach County, including Palm Springs, Lake Park, Royal Palm Beach, Lantana, Wellington, and North Palm Beach.

Andrew Stine aggressively defends the rights of every individual he represents. He will discuss what he can do for you when you call 561.880.4300 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.