This happened at his Aunt's house in South Florida.He turned himself in voluntarily.What is possible min/max?
Possible maximum is 15 years.
Unless he is 20 or younger, then it is possible for him to be sentenced
as youthful offender. If sentenced as a youthful offender his maximum is 4 years incarceration and 2 years probation (or less incarceration and more probation for a total of up to 6 years). http://defendme.net.
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First - please note that permission to be in the residence is likely to be a complete defense. Try to focus on that for the moment, rather than worrying about minimums and maximums. After all, any felony conviction - no matter what the sentence - will have life-altering consequences.
Second - Contact a local attorney immediately. He needs someone to be able to communicate with the detectives and/or the D.A. without actually giving any statements himself. No matter what stage in the proceedings, he needs good legal counsel.
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15 years prison but if he had permission to be there then he has a very strong defense to the charge. It's possible that it can be reduced to misdemeanor trespassing or dropped all together. Contact an attorney before charges are filed. www.BryceFetter.com
The lawyers on the site are all telling you the same thing: don't get the cart before the horse. If he had permission to be in the house he may not be guilty of any crime at all. However, permission is likely to be an affirmative defense, which means the defendant has the obligation to prove it. So how's he going to prove he had permission? If he can do, he may win it very easily by producing the proof in a motion hearing. If he can't prove the permission, it will be harder.
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