More information is needed, but this case possibly falls into Florida's 10-20-life gun law. If so, he faces a minimum of 10 years. With these charges he is facing a maximum of life in prison, but given his age, such a sentence could be considered unconstitutional.
We need more information. Much will depend on the facts, judge and prosecutor. There is a potential for a youthful offender sentence if prosecutor will agree.
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I agree with the other responses. These are very serious charges and the potential for prison is high. There is a possibility for departure based on substantial assistance and youthful offender and possibly other enumerated mitigators. Contact a criminal defense attorney ASAP.
It depends. As Mr. Umansky stated, much more info is needed to give ou any sort of meaningful advice. This type of info is best not posted on a public forum. Contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. If your local county bar association does not maintain a referral list, call the Florida Bar's lawyer referral service.
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This is a difficult question to answer without much more information and even then it would be hard to answer without reviewing all the discovery, speaking with the prosecutor and the defendant. If it is alleged to have involved a firearm then he will be facing mandatory prison. He needs to hire an attorney as these type of charges do carry prison.