California’s "Three-Strikes" Law is codified under Penal Code sections 667(b)-(i), 1170.12 and 1192.7. The law was established as an alternative sentencing scheme with dramatically increased punishment for repeat offenders who have previously been convicted of a violent or serious felony. Are you currently in legal trouble as a result of an alleged third strike offense? Our Redwood City criminal defense attorney at The Law Offices of Robert G. Cummings has more than 15 years of experience representing cases like these.
Crimes that are deemed “violent” or “serious” under Three-Strikes Law, include:
The following weapons offenses can count as a third strike offense:
Under Three Strikes Law, a person previously convicted with 2 strikes can be sentenced to 25 years to life in jail. If a person has single strike prior, Three Strikes Law can double the length of their sentence and severely limit good time credits causing that person to serve 80% to 85% of their actual sentence. Normal felonies generally receive up to 50% credits, meaning that you only do half the time.
Our lawyer has handled several cases coming under the purview of Three Strikes Law. We have participated in sentencing hearings dealing with Three Strikes issues, have extensive training, and have worked with Three Strikes cases and other various sentencing regimes and enhancements.