The conviction for the felony or other qualified offense necessary for the imposition of a Violent Career Criminal Sentence has not been set aside in any post conviction proceeding. If the Court classifies you as a Violent Career Criminal, then the Court shall sentence you as follows:
- In the case of a felony of the first degree, for life.
- In the case of a felony of the third degree, for a term of years not exceeding 15, with 10 years imprisonment.
- In the case of a felony of the second degree, for a term of years not exceeding 40, with 30 years imprisonment;
Many statutes in Florida that reclassify offenses also require that, for sentencing purposes and determining gain time eligibility, the reclassified felony will be ranked one level above the ranking specified in the Criminal Punishment Code Offense Severity Ranking Chart. Under this reclassification procedure, more points are assigned on the Offense Score of the Criminal Punishment Code Worksheet. The higher points will likely result in the offender receiving a longer prison sentence.
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