The notorious 'Three Strikes Law' was initially passed in 1994. It essentially increases the prison sentence of person convicted of a felony if he or she has been previously convicted of two (or more) serious felonies or violent crimes prior. For instance, if you were convicted of another felony but already committed two or more crimes before that, then you will serve at least 25 years to life in prison. An Orange County criminal lawyer can help prevent the Three Strikes Law from gravely affecting your life.
One in four inmates in the California prison system is found to be serving a third or second strike sentence. But things changed with the passing of Proposition 36, also known as the 'Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012'. This means that you do not have to serve a mandatory 25-year life sentence on your third crime, especially if your third strike is not a violent or a serious felony.
If you have been subject to the former Three Strikes Law, you can petition to reduce your term with the help of an Orange County criminal lawyer from the Law Offices of Stull & Stull. Our 45 years of combined experience and knowledge in criminal defense allow us to help anyone facing criminal charges in Southern California. Let our criminal defense lawyers defend and protect your rights. Call the Law Offices of Stull & Stull at 877-815-7421 for a free consultation.