Three Strikes Cases

Information About the California Three Strikes Law

The three strikes law in our state sets very high mandatory minimum sentences for specific felony offenses, referred to as "strikes."  A person who has committed a crime considered a strike can face substantial penalties for any future felony conviction, penalties that are likely to be more severe than if the person had possessed no prior criminal record.  Any felony that a person commits subsequent to a strike can double the prison time they must serve.  Following two strikes, a third felony conviction can result in a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.  It does not matter if the third felony is a "strikeable" offense, as prosecutors will look to pursue any such crime as if it is one.

Attorney Leonard Matsuk is a skilled criminal defense attorney who has represented hundreds of individuals in criminal cases that range from misdemeanors such as DUI to serious felonies such as murder.  He has ample experience in dealing with local courts and judges, and uses that experience to provide his clients with the best chance of success in their cases.  If you have been charged with a felony that will count as your third strike, it is imperative that you contact him right away.  As a dedicated and knowledgeable Long Beach criminal defense attorney, he will be able to provide you with the help you need to maximize your chances of a favorable case outcome.

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In many three strikes cases the prosecution will not negotiate, and will pursue the maximum penalties allowable.  Should you retain the services of an attorney, they will be able to ask the judge to ignore prior strikes, if the offense committed was not in the spirit of the three strikes law, and possibly obtain a result that allows you to avoid substantial time in jail or prison.

If you have been charged with a crime and are facing a third strike conviction, contact a Long Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer immediately.