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Violent crimes include any criminal acts in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim. The majority of violent crimes committed in Orange County are armed robberies and drug-related crimes like trafficking. Whatever the cause or reason might be, if you have been arrested or charged with a violent crime, it is in your best interests to seek out a Orange County violent crimes lawyer who is highly knowledgeable in the law, particularly the "Three Strikes" law of California.
Attorney Jacqueline Goodman of The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman in Orange County has decades of legal experience focused solely on criminal defense. Her accolades include becoming a Board-Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, a title only a slim percentage of criminal defense attorneys in the state have ever held. When you want someone you know can handle the difficulties and urgency of your case, you want to choose her for representation.
The Three Strikes law is used to discourage repeat offenders and to punish those who commit multiple crimes. This law punishes individuals who have been convicted of multiple serious or violent felonies, and California Penal Code Section 1192.7(c) lists the felony offenses that will count as a strike under this law. Many violent crimes are on this list, such as rape and murder, as well as other generalized criminal offenses. For the most part, repeated violent crimes can be penalized with life imprisonment with no chance of parole.
However, even within the harsh confines of this law, jail time is not automatic and any violent crime case has the chance of being changed to a reduced sentence, dismissed, or concluded with a not guilty verdict. Attorney Jacqueline Goodman is skilled in negotiating with prosecutors to find a fair plea deal when taking matters to litigation would be unfavorable for her client.
There are three usual ways to approach a 3-strikes case:
What violent crimes in California can add a strike to your record?
From the moment you learn of your charges, it is important to be proactive in defending your rights. The first thing you should do is contact Orange County Violent Crimes Defense Attorney Jacqueline Goodman, who has extensive experience handling these types of cases. From there, you can rest assured knowing that a renowned defense lawyer is working continually to clear your name and challenge the evidence brought against you.
Misdemeanor on completion of community service - Felony 2nd DUI, under 21 with injury.
Los Angeles Arrest Pre-filing representation on Attempted murder of police officer, assault with a deadly weapon upon a police officer.
Strike felonies including assault with a deadly weapon - car with great bodily injury.
Car accident, no license, speeding (filed by Anaheim City Attorney).
Penal Code 273a(b) Child endangerment/cruelty.
Child molestation: Felony.
Commercial burglary probation violation: dismissed, no violation found.
Contempt of court order by a gang member.
CSA case dismissed.