How will my sentence be decided in Florida?
In Florida, all sentences are decided by the judge in the case. If your case is a felony case, there will be a scoresheet used that is designed to create uniformity in sentencing throughout the state. In some cases, there are minimum mandatory sentences that are in play and if those are a part of your case, then the judge’s discretion in the sentence may be severely limited. But ultimately the judge is the one who decides the sentence in every criminal case in Florida.