There are several states in this country – including California – that still have Three Strikes Laws on the books. The purpose of these laws is to ensure that a person who repeatedly commits violent offenses is subjected to more severe punishment with each offense. In addition to the state Three Strikes Laws, there are also federal laws.
Are these laws fair? Some say yes, while others say that the punishment a person should face should be related to the offense they committed – not their past. At Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre we have helped clients through these difficult cases and we have three main options to help you move forward. Call us now at 800-572-1252 to request a free consultation.
1.Beat the Three Strikes Charge
The best option is for you to beat the charge entirely. Depending on the evidence against, you this may be possible. First, we will look for ways in which the police or other law enforcement officials may have trampled on your rights when collecting evidence. If they did so, then any evidence uncovered as a result should be thrown out.
Second, we will look at the quality and amount of evidence against you. If there is not enough to secure a conviction then we will petition the court to drop the charge. If they refuse, then we can take it to court and work to get you acquitted.
2.Reduce the Charge to a Non-Strike Offense
In the event that there is a preponderance of evidence against you, do not assume that you are out of options. It is possible that you could have the charge reduced. When you work with Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre we will negotiate aggressively for you in the hopes that we can secure a reduced charge that comes with a reduced sentence an no strike on your record.
3.Having a Prior Strike Removed
In the event that there is a wealth of evidence against you and you have to plead guilty to a strike offense, there could still be hope: Having a prior strike removed. Depending on the charge you are currently facing, as well as the facts about your previous charges, this may be a possibility. You would still be facing a conviction and jail time, but you would not have the sentencing enhancement that comes with a strike.
Call Today and Get a Free Legal Consultation from an Experienced Attorney
Facing a third strike is a difficult situation to be in. The key is to have an attorney who is experience in these cases. You have found just such a criminal defense attorney in Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre. You are not alone in this – call us today at 800-572-1252 to request a free legal consultation.