Newport Beach Three Strikes Law Attorneys
Representing Clients Throughout Orange County
Three Strikes rule places mandatory life imprisonment on a person who has been convicted of a serious felony and has 2 or more previous convictions in federal or state courts. Individuals who have multiple “strikes” must seek help from Corrigan Welbourn Stokke, APLC. Repeated felony offenders have their future and freedom at stake. Our team of attorneys has over 100 years of collective experience helping clients throughout Orange County with their three strike law cases. We have handled high profile cases and have extensive trial experience. This knowledge equips us to develop strong defenses on behalf of our clients. Protect your rights with the help of our Newport Beach three-strike attorneys!
Contact our Orange County three strike law lawyers today for a free consultation at (949) 541-5400!
California Three-Strike Law
California’s Three strikes law is designed to ensure longer prison
sentences and harsher punishments for those who commit multiple felonies.
As of June 30, 2010, the California state prison population had 32,479
second-strikers and 8,647 third-strikers. Since any felony conviction
can trigger "strike" sentences—even a “wobbler”
or nonviolent offense—strikers are serving lengthy sentences. Wobblers
are crimes that can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. Many people
are serving sentences for a wide range of convictions, including receiving
stolen property, possessing a controlled substance, to kidnapping to murder.
Felonies that are considered strikes often include:
- Battery resulting in serious injury
- Sex crimes
- Weapon charges
The Sentencing of Three Strikes Law
California’s law targets both “second” strikers and “third” strikers. If a person is convicted of any serious or violent felonies more than twice, they must be sentenced to at least 25 years to life in state prison. This law also implements other punitive measures, like eliminating the possibility of probation and the ability to earn custody credits.
Custody Credit Calculation in Strike Sentences
California prison inmates earn “custody credits” for time served with good behavior. These credits can help an inmate serve only 50% of their sentence. Unfortunately, the three strikes law limits this privilege. A second striker must complete at least 80% of his or her sentence before being eligible for release, and 85% for inmates convicted of a violent felony.
Call Newport Beach Three Strikes Law Defense Attorneys
If you have been convicted of two or more felonies, it is vital to have an experienced attorney represent your rights. Our Orange County criminal defense lawyers the experience and knowledge needed to defend individuals accused of three-strike law charges successfully. We have over 100 years of collective experience serving clients with high-profile cases involving lawyers, doctors, business officials, and politicians. Our team of attorneys are former prosecutors, which means they understand the strategies that the other side will attempt to use against you. This knowledge equips us to develop a strong and strategic defense for our clients. We can help you get the best possible results for your case.
Contact our Newport Beach three-strike law defense lawyers today for a free case review at (949) 541-5400!