(WTXL) - An Appeals Court Judge criticized Florida's mandatory minimum gun laws while sentencing a man to 20-year for firing a gun into the ground.
Judge James Wolf called Eric Patrick Wright's case a classic example of how mandatory minimum sentencing laws create injustices.
Court documents show wright was at his fiance's Jacksonville home in 2013 when an ex-girlfriend barged in and refused to leave.
Wright pulled a gun and fired it into the ground to scare her.
The trial judge said she didn't want to hand out the 20 year-sentence for the aggravated assault conviction, but was forced to by law.