California 3 Strikes Law Attorney
The Law Offices of Bruce M. Margolin, Esq., Los Angeles Three Strikes Defense
Allegedly in an effort to crack down on crime, the State of California enacted “Three Strikes” legislation in 1994 to put repeat offenders of felony crimes behind bars on a long-term or life imprisonment basis. The reality is that this legislation was designed to simply fill the prisons.
Unfortunately, the law intended to get career criminals off the street failed to recognize lesser offenders. The Law Offices of Bruce M. Margolin, Esq. provides steadfast defense of the rights of all criminal defendants in California.
To qualify as a “strike,” the crime must be a violent felony (murder, robbery with a deadly weapon, rape and other sex offense, assault with great bodily harm) or a serious felony (which includes burglary, carjacking and certain assault charges).
On the first strike conviction, the defendant must go to prison, and the mandatory minimum is double for the second strike. The third strike can be anything from a felony marijuana offense, to writing a bad check, or petty theft with a prior offense. The third strike does not have to be a serious or violent felony; any felony charge could give that person a life sentence in California.
Protect your rights! It is critical to fight the “first strike” as vigorously as possible. The criminal defense lawyers of The Law Offices of Bruce M. Margolin, Esq. thoroughly investigates the facts of every case, examining all grounds for challenging evidence, witnesses, and police procedures that led to the charge.
If you, a family member or friend has been charged with a serious or violent felony, or a criminal charge that will trigger the first, second or third strike penalty, do not hesitate any longer in securing legal representation. Contact California three strikes attorney Bruce Margolin today to begin strategizing your defense.
The Law Offices of Bruce M. Margolin, Esq. | California 3 Strikes Law Attorney