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 California’s Three Strikes Law

If you have one of these strikes on your record and you get in trouble any point in the future, the law requires a judge to double the punishment you receive for any felony. Free Consultation

If you have two of these strikes on your record and you get in trouble, the law mandates a life-sentence for any new felony you receive.

This is a very simplified explanation. Your attorney can better explain it to you and answer any specific questions. Free Consultation

Your attorney may be able to convince a judge or DA to “strike a strike”, which does not mean the strike is erased from your record, it means that it is gone (or ignored) at the time of the sentencing of the current case only.

There are three very important things you need to know about Three Strikes

1) They last forever. You cannot get them off your record.

2) They do not effect your punishment when you “get” them, they come into play in the future if you get in trouble for any new felony.

3) Your punishment will be double what the law requires, with the possibility of receiving a life-sentence if you have two or more strikes!

Three Strikes Facts from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

For more information about Three Strikes, you may want to visit The California Criminal Law Observer .

The Law Office of Thomas J. Ogas does not make any representations as to the accuracy or content of the above links, nor does it take any responsibility for the above 3rd party content.

The text of the “3 Strikes” law, including a list of all of the crimes that apply, is found in the California Penal Code.

California Penal Code Section 1192.7.(c)

California Penal Code Section 667.5.(c)

The above is posted solely as general information, and is not meant to serve as legal advice of any kind. By reading this page, you are not engaging in any sort of attorney-client relationship with The Law Office of Thomas J. Ogas, nor should you rely upon the information posted on this page to make any sort of decision other than who to hire as your attorney.

Please, if you are in any criminal trouble, consult with a lawyer immediately. Reading about the law online is not enough! Free Consultation

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