California's "3 strike" sentencing scheme is one of the harshest penalty structures in the United States and is responsible for the incarceration of thousands of men and women currently serving time in State Prison. Many, following the mantra of "3 strikes and you're out" believe the harsh penalties are reserved for only the most egregious offenders. However, California strike law is far reaching and the impact of just 1 strike is still little understood by many. Did you know if you have a juvenile petition sustained for robbery you can be treated as a second striker later as an adult? Are you aware that in San Diego County if you have 1 prior strike conviction and are later arrested for a non-violent, non-serious felony your bail will automatically be increased by $75,000? As experienced criminal defenders we know the long-term impact a strike conviction or juvenile adjudication holds and seek to vigorously fight against these crimes, often saving our client's years of grief and stigma.
At LOPAS LAW, we have a proven record of success in strike crime defense in each of the following: "Serious felonies" listed in California Penal Code Section 1192.7 such as: Murder Attempted Murder Voluntary Manslaughter Rape Sodomy by force Oral Copulation by force Lewd or lascivious act on a child under age 14 Assault with intent to commit rape or robbery Assault with a deadly weapon or instrument on a peace officer Arson 1st degree burglary Robbery or bank robbery Kidnapping Carjacking Criminal street gang enhancements Discharge of a firearm at an inhabited dwelling Criminal threats 12022.53 gun enhancement and many others.
"Violent felonies" listed in California Penal Code Section 667.5 such as: Murder Attempted Murder Voluntary Manslaughter Rape and many others.
If you or someone you love is charged with a serious or violent felony, contact us today to get a Top Rated Criminal Defense attorney on your side. We know how to aggressively negotiate with key players AND how to fight your case at Trial.
To learn more about how LOPAS LAW can immediately begin to defend you, contact us today for your FREE CONSULTATION and Case Quote: (800)595-4932.