Los Angeles Three Strikes Cases Lawyer
The three strikes law (Penal Code sections 667(b)-(i) and section 1170.12) in California adds additional time in State prison if you have a prior “strike” and commit a new felony offense. All serious or violent felony convictions count as a strike. If you have one strike prior and commit a new felony offense, your sentence on the new offense is doubled. If you have two strike priors and commit a new felony offense that is serious or violent, you can receive a life sentence on the new offense. If you have two strike priors and commit a new felony offense that is not serious or violent, then you will usually just have your sentence doubled.
What Are Three Strikes Crimes?
According to California law, a three strikes crime is a very serious, violent felony. A “strike” is equivalent to one violent felony conviction. If a person has one strike, and is convicted of a second major felony, his/her prison sentence will be doubled. If the person has two strikes on his/her criminal record, and he/she is convicted of a third serious felony, he/she will be sentenced with life imprisonment. When it comes to three strikes crimes, California law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges have zero tolerance.
Frequently Committed Three Strikes Crimes
In the state of California, commonly committed three strikes crimes include: arson, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, rape, attempted murder, grand theft, murder, manslaughter, drug trafficking, robbery, sexual abuse, and assault with a deadly weapon. Any person that commits one of the aforementioned crimes may receive a “strike” on his/her criminal record.
California Three Strikes Crime Legal Penalties
Once a person has been convicted of a three strikes crime, they may be punished with: imprisonment, fines, court-ordered counseling, probation, parole, or community service. The punishments for three strikes felonies are very severe and should never be taken lightly. Once a person has one strike on his/her criminal record, he/she is susceptible to enhanced sentencing if he/she is convicted in the future.
Hiring an Experienced Three Strikes Crimes Attorney
If you are currently charged with a felony offense and you have one or two prior strikes, you will want to speak to an attorney as soon as possible about filing what is known as a Romero motion. A Romero motion is a motion to remove the prior strike so that you do not receive the increased sentence on the new offense.
Eisner Gorin LLP are Los Angeles criminal attorneys who are dedicated to the legal defense of our clients. We take pride in the success our law firm and our case results speak for themselves. Over our decades of practice, we have helped our clients receive criminal case dismissals, acquittal, reduced charges and penalties, and probation in lieu of jail time. We are experienced lawyers who believe all defendants are entitled to an aggressive legal defense, regardless of the criminal accusation.
If you have been arrested for a crime that could be considered a "third strike," under California's Three Strike Laws, you need to contact our law firm at (877) 781-1570. We will take the time to listen to your side of the story and examine the evidence against you. After your free consultation, we can explain your best legal options going forward.
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