Fresno Three Strikes Defense Attorney

California’s Three Strikes Law pertains to individuals who’ve been charged with a felony crime. If someone is convicted of a felony crime and has had two prior felony convictions, the third offense automatically generates a prison sentence of 25 years to life. If an individual has one prior felony conviction, the prison sentence for the second strike crime is doubled.

At Hammerschmidt Law Corporation, we understand California’s complex Three Strikes Law and how it applies to individuals with prior felony convictions. If you’ve been charged with a felony crime for a second or subsequent time, our Fresno criminal three strikes defense lawyers can discuss your legal options with you.

Does a Juvenile record factor in California’s three strikes sentencing law?

If a juvenile was charged with a felony crime and pled for probation, a subsequent felony charge as an adult could have dramatic effects. The juvenile is ineligible for probation, and the prison sentence for the second conviction is doubled. If the current offense is deemed a serious or violent crime, five years may be added onto the prison term. Seemingly “minor” juvenile offenses can affect an individual for life.

We’re experienced with the following laws and statutes that apply in criminal strikes defense cases:

  • Penal code 667, including 667.5 and 667.5c
  • Penal code 1192, including 1192.7

Which felonies receive three strikes scrutiny?

  • Violent crimes
  • Felony assaults
  • Domestic assaults
  • Felony domestic violence
  • Gun crimes
  • Drug offenses
  • Sex Crimes
  • Homicides
  • Robberies
  • Gang Crimes

Can a judge strike a strike when sentencing?

People vs Romero is a case that allows a judge to strike any past convictions and sentence the defendant to less time in jail than a normal Three Strikes conviction might call for. This does not mean that the felony conviction will disappear from your record permanently.