Unfortunately for your friend, his current charge of armed burglary is punishable by up to life in prison. Without knowing more about his case and criminal history, we will be unable to predict the outcome, of course, but your friend needs an attorney - and fast!
The armed burglary charge alone can net him life in prison. If he did time in prison, he is looking at a slew of charges and certain reclassifications, such as a prison releasee reoffender, and a violent carrear criminal. This is very serious. These type of cases don't plea. Its' for all the marbles. He will need an experienced trial lawyer who has tried cases in rock court, which is where I expect he will land. Rock court is for career criminals. Good luck.
It depends on what type of burglary - residential, commercial, conveyance. Was anyone inside? What kind of weapon? Was the gun brandished, discharged? His criminal history of convictions will play a pivotal role in the calculation of his guideline. Suffice it to say prison, the question is - how much?
Fla. Statute 810.02 gives you the elements and penalties for the various types of burglary. Burglary with a dangerous weapon is a first degree felony punishable by not more than life. If your friend qualifies, he might be a habitual felony offender, a habitual violent felony offender, or a prison releasee reoffender. He's looking at a lot of time. He needs a lawyer right away.
Armed Burglary is a serious offense punishable by up to life in prison.
Without reviewing all the facts and evidence, it is not possible to give a proper opinion regarding the liklihood of sucess of your case.
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