What Is The Three Strikes Law In California?

The "Three Strikes law" is California's answer to repeat offenders, and it could give you a life sentence for what is otherwise a very minor crime. The law essentially gives you "strikes" for serious felonies, and after the third felony, "you're out." Meaning that you receive anywhere from 25 years to a life sentence for your third serious offense.

California has one of the harshest stances in the country against repeat offenders, but your rights should never be trampled on. At The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman, we will fight to keep you out of prison.

The Three Strikes law means that you need to be especially careful when choosing your attorney, as much more may be at stake. The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the best strategy to keep you from receiving any strikes.

What Does That Mean For You?

You receive your first strike when you commit a violent or serious felony. These include crimes such as:

If you receive one strike for any of these offenses, the law becomes much more strict for your second or third strike. After strike one, any felony counts as a strike. This can include something as minor as petty theft or drug possession.

For your second strike, you must go to prison for twice the usual sentence. Third strikes are the most serious, and carry a punishment of 25 years in prison.

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