You Need an Experienced Three Strikes Attorney in El Monte CA
If you or your loved one is accused of or charged with certain crimes that can be counted as strikes in California, then it is essential to have an experienced three strikes attorney in El Monte CA. You have found that attorney in Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre. Keep reading to learn more about how we can help you in these cases and then call us at 800-572-1252 to schedule your confidential, no-fee consultation.
Ask a Three Strikes Attorney in El Monte CA: What Are These Charges?
First, let us understand what a three strikes law is. They are charges brought by the federal government or one of a few states that have them, including California. The purpose is to give a harsher sentence to repeat criminal offenders in an effort to prevent them from continuing to break the law. If a person is convicted one of the following crimes then it may count as a strike:
- Sexual crimes
- Certain assaults
- Gang crimes
If you have been charged with one of these, or your loved one has, then it is time to contact a three strikes attorney in El Monte CA. Not doing so could result in a much longer sentence than is necessary.
Our Top Priority is to Beat the Charge
First, let us discuss what we would like to see happen in your case: We would like the charges to be dropped after we show the judge that there is not enough evidence to convict you. If that is not possible, then the next best thing is to take your case to trial and secure a not guilty verdict. While these options are not always reasonable, they are always the ideal and we will begin by exhausting every option to make one of them applicable.
It May Be Possible to Have the Charge Reduced to a Non-Strike Offense
In the event that there is too much evidence to have the charges dropped or reasonably risk going to court, we may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor to have the charges reduced. The ideal would be to have the charge reduced to a non-strike offense. This charge will likely come with a lower punishment on its own, and when you add the removal of the strike enhancement, it can easily be the best option in many cases.
Having a Prior Strike Removed May Be the Best Way Forward
If you are facing your third or second strike and you are guilty of the crime, then finding the best possible plea deal may be a good option. If we cannot get your current charge reduced to a non-strike offense then the best option may be to petition the judge to have a past offense reclassified as a non-strike offense.
Your case is unique and is not like any other. You deserve a three strikes attorney in El Monte CA who will offer personalized assistance to right this potentially life-changing charge. You have found that in Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre. Call our offices today at 800-572-1252 to request your free legal consultation.