Understanding the Armed Career Criminal Act
If you’ve been convicted of a violent crime three or more times, under The Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984, you may be sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison. This act is a U.S federal law, meaning it applies to all states.
The act covers offenses that are considered to be violent and can include serious drug convictions. It may include crimes where the accused unlawfully possessed a firearm, used physical force to commit a crime, or injured or threatened to injure another person. It’s important to consult a criminal defense lawyer if you believe your convictions could result in an extended prison sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act.
At Owens Criminal Defense, we will work with you to fight your case and advocate for your rights to avoid consequences under the Armed Career Criminal Act. We’re knowledgeable about how this act can impact our clients with previous convictions, and we make every effort to protect your future with our legal knowledge, experience and aggressive representation.
The act specifically looks at previous convictions to determine if the individual should be sentenced according to the guidelines under the act. We can help you understand your rights, options and potential strategies for fighting your case if you’re facing sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act.
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If you have previous convictions and are concerned about your case based on the Armed Career Criminal Act, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Owens Criminal Defense. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case. Call us at (617)-992-1732 or 401-217-8087 or use our online contact form to submit your information and we’ll be in touch soon.