Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Work with a Fort Lauderdale Lawyer for Representation Regarding Charges with Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Marissa Alexander is a mother of three. In July 2010, Marissa fired a “warning shot” at her estranged husband, Rico Gray, who had a history of domestic violence. Despite causing no injuries and having no criminal record, Marissa was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. During the trial, Marissa pleaded self-defense and rejected a three-year plea bargain. The jury in her case convicted her of three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with no intent to harm. Due to Florida’s mandatory minimum sentence law, Marissa’s sentence was set at 20 years.

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