Three Strikes

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer

In our state, there are laws that are referred to as "The Three Strikes Law" that gives offenders three chances to commit certain crimes and then they are automatically subject to long-term or life-long imprisonment. Here is some information on penalties:

  • Strike 1 – When a person convicted of a crime that is considered to be a strike, they are given a prison sentence. They are required to serve at least 80 percent of that sentence.
  • Strike 2 – When a person is convicted of a second strike crime, their sentence is automatically doubled and they are required to serve at least 80 percent of that sentence.
  • Strike 3 – When a person is convicted of any felony with two prior strike convictions, regardless of whether it was a non-violent or violent crime, they are subject to being sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

If you or someone you know is facing charges for any type of crime, especially one that is considered a strike in our state, it is vitally important that you remain silent and hire an exceptionally qualified Orange County criminal defense attorney to defend you. If you leave the outcome of your case up to an inexperienced or "rookie" attorney, or waive your right to obtain legal representation, you will likely go to jail and have a permanent strike on your legal record.

Exercise Your Legal Rights

It would be wise to take immediate action to protect your 5th Amendment rights. Do not answer questions or provide any statements to law enforcement, criminal investigators or prosecutors without your attorney present. It is crucial that you understand that what you say to them really can be used against you in court. Even if you feel that the information you provide would declare your innocence, it is advised that you discuss the matter fully with your legal representation and have them guide you during questioning.

Takakjian & Sitkoff is committed to relentlessly and effectively defending clients facing any type of criminal charges. Attorneys at the firm have dedicated their professional careers to criminal defense, staying current and educated on all laws, statutes and procedures that may affect your rights and building a solid reputation in the legal community. Our team seeks to obtain a fair and lawful trial for every case we take on. Our aggressive and persistent defense in three strikes cases will provide you with the high level of representation you need and deserve in order to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Contact an Orange County Three Strikes lawyer now for help with any criminal matter.

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