A Third Strike Is Not a Guaranteed Life Sentence

Posted on May 20, 2013 4:25pm PDT

The state of California has a "three strikes" law that was passed back in 1994 in an effort to discourage repeat offenders from committing further major felonies and violent crimes. Under the Three Strikes Law any person who has two or more prior felony convictions will be facing between 25 years and life in prison if they are convicted of a third felony offense. Proposition 36 further clarified the Three Strikes Law by making a slight revision, in that a sentence of life in prison will only be handed down if the felony conviction is for a serious or violent crime.

Therefore, individuals who are facing a third strike may have a means of defense against receiving such a lengthy or permanent sentence. If you or a loved one is facing a third strike, we strongly advise you consult with a criminal defense lawyer at Ridley Defense immediately. Our team of seasoned defense lawyers led by a former Deputy District Attorney, understand that a third strike conviction will have a serious impact on your future, your family and your freedom. That is why we are here to review the charges against you, help you build an effective defense strategy, and provide you with the aggressive representation you need. When it comes to a third strike, it is important to act quickly and retain counsel who knows what it takes to defend your rights.

If you are facing a third strike, you owe it to yourself to contact an experienced Ventura criminal defense attorney at our firm in order to schedule a free case evaluation. You have nothing to lose.

Categories: Criminal Defense