Violent Felony Offender Of Special Concern
If you have been classified as a Violent Felony Offender of Special Concern (VFOSC), you may be subject to harsher criminal consequences after a conviction. It is in your best interests to speak with experienced criminal defense lawyers. At the Kaylor Law Group, we will stand up for your rights and fight for your defense.
People in Polk County turn to the Kaylor Law Group for our inside knowledge, experience and reputation. Matthew and David Kaylor are former prosecutors. Because they know how prosecutors will build their case, they know what it takes to tear it apart.
Criminal Defense For Violent Felony Offenders Of Special Concern
Florida’s Anti-Murder Act classifies certain convicted felons as Violent Felony Offenders of Special Concern (VFOSC). A VFOSC is any person who is on probation and has:
- Previously been convicted of a qualifying offense
- Been found by a court to be a habitual violent felony offender
- Has been found by a court to be a sexual predator
- Has been charged with violating his or her probation by committing a qualifying offense
Qualifying crimes that subject individuals to VFOSC status include, but are not limited to the following:
- Aggravated assault and battery
- Child pornography
- Kidnapping/attempted kidnapping
- Lewd and lascivious offenses
- Homicide charges, including murder/attempted murder and manslaughter
- Sexual battery
- Arson/attempted arson
As a VFOSC, you are subject to harsher punishments and special restrictions. If charged with a subsequent offense, you will not be released on bond unless a judge finds you are not a danger to the public at a “danger hearing.”
The law states that in the event of an alleged probation violation — other than a failure to pay costs, fines or restitution — the offender will be brought before the court that granted probation and remain in custody until the alleged probation or community control violation is resolved.
At Kaylor Law Group, we fight to get our clients released on bond. Our attorneys petition the court for “danger hearings” and provide clients with strong, effective representation so they can return to their homes and families while we build their criminal defense.