Crimes that fall under the Three Strikes Law could come with much longer prison sentences upon conviction. In some cases, you could serve at least double the sentence, depending on the crime and how many prior convictions you’ve had. You need to understand this law, what it means for you, and why a qualified defense attorney could make a difference in your case.
What Is the Three Strikes Law?
Since 1994, California has required minimum sentences for subsequent convictions of specific crimes under its Three Strikes Law. Those who have convictions for a second crime included under this law face at least double the sentence. For those who commit a third crime, the minimum sentence is 25 years.
Though amendments have made changes to the law to define subsequent crimes as serious or violent felonies, facing a second or third strike still comes with serious penalties.
What Types of Crimes are Three Strikes Crimes?
Crimes that fall under “Three Strikes Offenses” include serious or violent felonies. Examples of these types of offenses include:
- Felony domestic violence
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Terroristic threats
- Residential burglary
- Child molestation
The above are only a few examples of violent or serious felonies.
How Steven K. Bloom Can Make a Difference in Your Three Strikes Case
Because there are fines line between violent or serious felonies and other felonies or misdemeanors and felonies, having a qualified lawyer on your side could help your case. Steven K. Bloom has represented clients with a variety of charges of serious or violent felonies.
Some of his experience with Strike Offenses have included success in striking off a strike, where a prior conviction does not count as a Strike Offense. He also has argued to reduce felonies to misdemeanors, eliminating the application of the Three Strikes Law for the case.
If you would like help from the Law Offices of Steven K. Bloom for your Strike Offense case, contact us online by filling out our formor phone our office at 714-680-0311.