You Need an Experienced Three Strikes Attorney in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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.
Can Your Three Strikes Attorney in Los Angeles CA Have a Previous Strike Removed?
Finally, if none of the above are successful, there is one main option remaining: Having a previous strike removed. This could mean that the crime you are currently being charged with would have no strike-related sentencing enhancements or significantly less.
Your situation is not hopeless even if it feels that way. You can contact Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre now at 800-572-1252 to request a free legal consultation from an experienced three strikes attorney in Los Angeles CA who will fight for you.