Defense Against Strike Crimes
Talk to an Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney
"Strike" crimes under California's "three strikes"
law carry very serious consequences. If you have one or two strikes on
your record already, a second or third conviction could be disastrous
and could even result in lifetime imprisonment. If you have been charged
with a strike crime in California, you need to do everything possible
to defend yourself against conviction. Your rights and freedom are very
important to you, and it would be impossible to continue your life in
the manner in which you are accustomed if you had to spend years in prison
for a crime. With the help of an experienced Orange County
criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, you can take the necessary
steps to uphold and maintain your rights. Examples of "strikes" are:
- Involuntary manslaughter;
- Attempted murder;
- Rape by force; and
- Assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.
If you have questions about your criminal charge or if you need to discuss
your options with an attorney, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Bridgman
or his legal team as soon as possible. These charges can have very serious
consequences and the sooner you speak with a lawyer, the sooner your defense
can begin so that your lawyer can begin to research and investigate every
aspect of your case.
California & The Three Strikes Law
There was a recent change in California's Three Strikes Law that came
with the passage of
Proposition 36 on California voter ballots for the 2012 election. The prop passed with
an overwhelming majority (more than 60 percent of voters). Prior to this
amendment, the law allowed for the three strikes penalties to apply to
those who had committed any third felony offense, regardless of whether
or not it was violent. Therefore, those convicted of grand theft could
potentially face the same penalties as those convicted of murder.
This amendment greatly improved the Three Strikes habitual offender Law,
now requiring a third offense to be violent in order to qualify as a third
strike. What does this mean for those who previously were arrested under
this law? The state of California estimates that there are thousands of
prisoners currently incarcerated that may be able to get their sentences
changed due to the fact that their third and final strike was not a
For drug crimes in particular, Proposition 36 is not retroactive. Those
who previously attended drug rehabilitation before the passage of this
proposition will not be able to have their cases heard again in court.
This applies in the case of unlicensed rehabs.
It is in your best interests to speak with a professional who is experienced
in handling legal matters. At their firm, every member of the strike crime
defense team is fully prepared to defend you vigorously and aggressively
throughout the duration of your case. When you are faced with a serious
charge, you want an attorney that you can count on. Remember, even if
this is not your third felony offense, every felony has the potential
to put you one step closer to Three Strikes penalties. This legal team
will give you the defense that you need with a goal of achieving the best
possible outcome for your case.