Aggressive Criminal Defense When You Face Prison Time for a Third Offense

Under California’s infamous “three strikes law,” if you are accused of a crime you could find yourself facing mandatory prison time if your criminal record meets certain criteria:

◾ If you have had two or more prior convictions in state or federal court
◾ If at least one of those convictions was for a violent crime (with bodily harm or the threat of bodily harm), such as murder, vehicular manslaughter, assault, a drunk driving accident with injuries, sexual assault, domestic violence, home invasion, carjacking, or armed robbery
◾ Another conviction was for a misdemeanor or felony crime such as a drug crime, theft of an amount over $400, or any number of other crimes

The three strikes laws catches many people by surprise. What may seem like a minor crime, if it falls under the three strikes rule, could land you in prison for life.

Look for a Defense Attorney with Extensive Experience

The legal team at the Law Offices of Holden W. Green, A Professional Corporation aggressively represents the rights of people in the San Jose area accused of crimes that could trigger the three strikes law. Lead attorney Holden Green will work hard to prevent the application of the three strikes law in your case.

Three Strikes Defense Strategies

If you are facing penalties under the three strikes law, there are still things that an experienced and aggressive defense lawyer like Holden Green can do to help your case.

Three Strikes Panel: Your defense lawyer can go before a panel of three District Attorneys to present evidence as to why your case should be charged as a “non-strike” case. The legal team at the Law Offices of Holden W. Green will help you gather letters of support and documentation in your favor that can be presented to the panel.

Romero Motion: Previous strikes can be removed from your criminal record by the use of a Romero motion. If your attorney advises a Romero motion, you will need to plead to some criminal charge, but the judge will then remove a prior strike from your record. It is possible you could still face local jail time.

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