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California Three Strikes Attorney

California Strike Crimes

  • Murder
  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Attempted Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape
  • Sodomy
  • Lewd Acts on a Child Under 14
  • Mayhem
  • Robbery
  • Carjacking
  • Certain inmate assaults
  • Any Felony causes Great Bodily Injury
  • Any Crime Involving use of a Firearm
  • Any Crime Punishable by Death or Life in Prison
  • Arson
  • Burglary of an occupied dwelling
  • Selling drugs to a minor
  • Grand Theft of a Firearm
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Strike Offense
  • Criminal Threats

Source: California law

California's three strike law makes it vital for anyone charged with a felony offense to seek the qualified legal representation of a veteran criminal defense lawyer. Even if the crime for which you are charged is not a strike, hiring an experienced Santa Clarita felony defense attorney is vital.

Santa Clarita Defense Lawyer Daniel E. Kann is an aggressive and experienced three strikes attorney who offers free and confidential appointments to anyone facing felony charges in the Los Angeles area, including Ventura, Orange, Kern, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

The three strikes law can result in a sentence of 25 years to life in prison for convicted felons who face even minor felony offenses and will require anyone convicted of a previous strike crime to serve a prison sentence that is nearly double what could otherwise be imposed.

Anyone with a strike on their record, who is convicted of a subsequent felony, must serve 80 percent of the sentence imposed, compared to half the sentence for those who do not have a strike crime on their record.

Juvenile crimes may count as strikes in adulthood.

An aggressive and experienced Santa Clarita criminal defense lawyer may be able to petition a judge to remove one or more strikes by filing a “Romero Motion,” in a pending criminal case. Successfully arguing a Romero Motion requires a defense attorney to present a case of mitigating circumstances (factors in your favor), which can include the nature of the current charge, the age of the prior strike, the underlying facts in both the current felony charge and the previous strike charge, and other factors of a defendant's personal and criminal history.

Preparing a three strikes defense or a Romero Motion requires a defendant to hire a veteran trial lawyer at the earliest possible opportunity so that a successful defense can be investigated, built, and argued in your favor.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony, contact The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann immediately for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.