Bay Area Three-Strikes Law Lawyer

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Many people are overly focused on the third strike felony conviction that results in mandatory life imprisonment. At Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, the defense attorneys understand how important it is to fight every single criminal charge that is considered a "strike", not just the third.

The Impact Of The Three-Strikes Law And Violent Criminal Charges

Your past can come back to haunt you. For aggressive defense for every serious or violent crime that falls under California's Three-Strikes Law, contact the law offices today for a free initial consultation.

The Courts Have A Very Long Memory

The law applies to your case even if your felony conviction happened 20 years ago, happened when you were a minor, happened in another state, happened before the Three-Strikes Law was enacted, or was the result of a plea bargain.

Under The Three-Strikes Law (Three-Strikes And You're Out):

  1. First conviction for serious or violent felony: First strike
  2. Second conviction for serious or violent felony: Second strike and mandatory double prison sentence
  3. Third conviction for a serious or violent felony: Mandatory life sentence with no possibility of parole until at least 25 years are served

It is important to note that the first two convictions must be for serious or violent crimes, regardless of how long ago they happened or if you were under 18.

Committed To Your Defense — First Strike Or Third Strike

The lawyers at the Livermore Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP offer skilled criminal defense people charged with potential "strike" crimes such as:

The following is an example of how another three-strikes law could affect someone as it relates to the use and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime:

  • For mere possession of firearm: 10-year enhancement to sentence
  • For use of a firearm (firing a gun): 20-year enhancement
  • If someone is injured by the firing of a gun: mandatory 25-to-life prison sentence

For more information on the Three-Strikes Law and how it may impact your current criminal charges, contact Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP today for a free consultation.