Under California’s “three strikes” law, defendants who are convicted of two violent or serious felonies can be sentenced to 25 years to life if their new charge is an enumerated crime.
In addition, the prison sentence for a person convicted of any California felony who also has one violent felony or serious felony priors, will see their sentence doubled by the three strikes law.
A three strikes defense attorney can fight a three strikes sentence in various ways. A judge, first of all, may agree to remove a prior strike by applying a Romero motion, which means that a judge can “strike” past strike allegations and reduce the defendant’s sentence in a California State Prison. An attorney can also fight a three strikes sentence by attempting to reduce a felony charge to a misdemeanor.
If you are facing California’s three strikes law, do not wait. Contact the law office of H. Charles Gorian today. We have years of experience dealing with these issues and we know how this law is changing and how it could affect your situation. Our law firm has helped men and women throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Orange and San Diego County, and we may be able to help you.
One phone call could be the difference between harsh criminal penalties and freedom. Call, email, or use our online form today for a free, no-risk, no-obligation case evaluation with our experienced three strikes defense attorney.