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Experienced & Aggressive Defense Against Three-Strike Charges You Are Facing

Three Strikes Lawyer in San Diego

Defending You after Three Strikes Crimes

In California, particular “serious” or “violent” felony offenses are classified as strikes. This means that a defendant will face increased penalties upon receiving a second or third conviction for this type of offense. California’s Three Strikes law was established in order to discourage repeat offenders by doubling the penalties for a second serious or violent felony offense and implementing up to life imprisonment for a third felony conviction (even when not violent or serious.) All states have some form of a Three Strikes law, but California’s implementation is by far one of the harshest.

Are you facing a first strike? Are you a two-strike offender who is facing a third strike? Either way, you will need the aggressive legal representation of the skilled San Diego criminal defense lawyer at The Law Offices of Christopher P. Sohovich. With previous experience as a prosecutor, Attorney Sohovich understands the California criminal court process from both sides and can use his diverse experience to accurately represent your interests and help you avoid that first, second, or third strike.

To schedule a free initial consultation about your case, contact us by calling (619) 304-8865.

Three Strikes Law in California

While other states only apply the Three Strikes law to violent felony offenses, California includes “serious” felonies as well.

“Serious” and “violent” felonies include:

  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Most sex offenses
  • Any offense in which a weapon is personally used, regardless of whether anyone is injured
  • Any offense that involves great bodily injury, arson, explosive devices, or attempts to commit these offenses

    Defendants who already have one strike and are convicted of a second felony must go to prison; they cannot be sentenced to probation or sent to rehabilitation. Defendants who are up to their third strike face a minimum of 25 years in prison.

    The skilled three strikes attorney at The Law Offices of Christopher P. Sohovich can help defend you against these harsh sentences so that your future is not clouded by unfair penalties. Schedule a free consultation with our firm to discuss your situation and see how we can serve you.

    Call us at (619) 304-8865 to learn more about our representation in three strikes cases.

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