If you are suspected of committing a violent crime in San Bernardino or Riverside, secure experienced legal help immediately. California takes an aggressive stance against repeat offenders. Every violent crime is a strike against you. For example, the penalties will double if you have one strike against you and then become convicted of another charge.
San Bernardino and Riverside Criminal Defense Attorneys
When the stakes are high, entrust Greenberg & Greenberg to develop an aggressive defense strategy to protect you from your third strike. Our law firm offers more than 50 years of experience defending repeat offenders in San Bernardino and Riverside. The defense attorneys at our firm were former district attorneys.
California’s Three Strike Law
If you have one strike on your criminal record, you will be susceptible to increased penalties if convicted in the future. Act quickly to secure your rights with an experienced San Bernardino and Riverside criminal defense attorney from our law firm. During a free initial consultation, we will address your potential penalties and your legal rights and will develop an effective defense strategy. California’s three strikes law applies to any serious or violent felony, including:
- Felony DUI conviction (with great bodily injury)
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Sex crimes
- Murder and manslaughter
- Assault and battery
The three strikes penalties are very severe, even if the new charges are not serious or violent felonies. Any felony charge following a violent crime (strike) will result in increased punishment, including a much longer prison sentence. We will act quickly to minimize any potential punishment by pursuing a dismissal or reduced charges.
Defense Against a Third Strike in San Bernardino and Riverside
If the initial felony charges cannot be dropped, we will still strive to have the strike allegation(s) dismissed. We will seek to illustrate why the three strikes law should not be applied against you. For example, if your prior felony conviction was more than 10 years ago, we will explain to the judge and prosecutor why your current charge(s) should not be punished under the strikes law.
We will also demonstrate your involvement in the community, your family support system, and your ability to hold a job when seeking to illustrate that you are not a career criminal. If we were able to successfully have your strikes dismissed, you will no longer face 25 years to life in prison.
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