California Three Strikes Law
"Three strikes, you're out"... for life!
The state of California has adopted one of the strictest and harshest sentencing strategies in the country: the Three Strikes Law. When a person has been convicted of a violent crimes or serious felonies, it is considered a "strike." The first two strikes are handled by regular court process, but after you have two strikes, a third offense of any kind means "strike three, you're out." In the case of the Three Strikes Law, that means a prison sentence of 25 years to life. Even if your third offense was something "small," like petty theft, if it follows two previous strike convictions, you will be convicted of a third strike and will be required to pay the terrible consequences.
This law became popular in the 1990s and has since been adopted by 24 of the United States, but some problems have since arisen. Some studies have shown that they do not necessarily reduce the crime rates, and as a result of the increased number of life sentences, prisons are becoming overcrowded. Also, the fact that a person can be convicted of something like a felony petty theft (after three prior convictions of robbery or burglary) and receive a strike means that people have received 25 years to a life sentence in prison for theft crimes, which some find to be unethical. In any of these situations, a Beverly Hills criminal defense lawyer will have the detailed knowledge of the law, as well as the skill in the courtroom, to defend a person facing a third and final strike for false criminal charges.
Beverly Hills Criminal Defense Lawyer
An attorney from the Law Office of Peter Berlin may be the legal representation you need. With over 15 years of experience handling all kinds of criminal defense cases, our firm is highly qualified to defend your case and provide you with solid legal counsel. Our mission is to provide the best possible outcome while still maintaining excellence communication with our clients, as well as keeping them informed and educated about what is being done for their case. By hiring a lawyer from the Law Office of Peter Berlin, you can be sure that your lawyer will always be ready and willing to answer your questions while the aggressively fight for your rights. Our offices are available 24/7 to take your call, so learn exactly what we could do for you by calling today for your free initial consultation.
Don't take the chance of getting your third strike and facing life in prison. Contact a Beverly Hills criminal attorney from the Law Office of Peter Berlin today for the vigorous defense you need.