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Three Strike Crime Lawyers in San Diego


How Does the "Three Strikes" System Work?

In the state of California, certain crimes are more heavily punished under the Three Strikes Law. The law was put into place in 1994 with the goal of keeping violent offenders off the streets. Since that time, the law has been controversial and has created many problems in the criminal justice system.

Essentially, any person who has been convicted of a violent felony and then is convicted of second or third violent crime can face 25 years to life in prison. If you have been charged with a crime that is classified as a strike, contact our San Diego criminal defense lawyer.

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Reforms to the Three Strikes Law in California

There have been so many difficulties with various cases that the state now allows those who are currently serving to petition the court to reduce the sentence in certain cases. There have been various efforts to repeal the law, which continue to the present. A huge legal battle was won in 2012 when Prop 36 was passed, reforming the Three Strikes Law so it functioned more fairly. If you are facing charges for a violent crime and already have one or two "strikes," your legal situation is extremely dangerous. Even with the reforms in place, there is a great risk of a long prison term.

Types of three strike offenses under California Penal Code 1192.7c and 667.5:

This also includes any violent felony crime that results in another person suffering serious bodily injury, or any felony that could lead to the death penalty or life in prison upon conviction.

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Work with a Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist

Although the 25 years to life mandatory sentencing is no longer in place when the third crime is not a serious felony, there are still many people who are facing felony charges that could face life in prison if convicted. The danger of losing your freedom for decades or life is so serious that it is imperative that you are not railroaded by a flawed legal system. You may be innocent and are facing charges due to a case of mistaken identity. You may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, or there may have been some involvement. Whatever your situation, you need a San Diego criminal defense lawyer that is on your side and ready to fight. Attorney James N. Dicks has gained the credential of board certified specialist in criminal defense and is recognized as one of the most effective and successful defenders of Three Strikes Law. You can trust in him to protect your future.

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Let jD LAW, P.C. Fight to Protect Your Future

Every violent crime case will require a careful and thorough investigation into the facts. You may be the victim of police misconduct or violation of rights in some aspect of the case. The justice system is extremely tough, and without a defense strategy in place, the possibility of losing your freedom is very real. Our first action is a full evaluation of all of the evidence that has led to your arrest, as well as the details of how you were arrested and exactly what took place. Defendants have rights, but these rights must be zealously protected if you hope to avoid conviction. Call our firm at (760) 630-2000 today.

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Although COVID-19 has caused great uncertainty, we want to assure that our firm is operating remotely to accommodate all current, past, and future clients in need of any of our services. The best way to communicate with us is by telephone (760) 630-2000 or email info@jdlaw.law.

Currently San Diego Superior Courts are closed but are set to reopen on Tuesday May 26th, 2020 barring any
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Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Sending our thoughts and best wishes to you and your family. Please follow us on Facebook for any future updates.


Aunque COVID-19 ha causado una gran incertidumbre, queremos asegurarles que nuestra oficina esta operando de forma remota para todos los clientes actuales, pasados y futuros que necesiten alguno de nuestros servicios. La mejor manera de comunicarse con nosotros es por teléfono (760) 630-2000 o por correo electrónico a info@jdlaw.law.

Los Tribunales Superiores de San Diego están cerrados, pero están programados para reabrir el martes 26 de mayo de 2020, salvo una nueva orden.

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Although COVID-19 has caused great uncertainty, we want to assure that our firm is operating remotely to accommodate all current, past, and future clients in need of any of our services. The best way to communicate with us is by telephone (760) 630-2000 or email info@jdlaw.law. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Sending our thoughts and best wishes to you and your family.


Aunque COVID-19 ha causado una gran incertidumbre, queremos asegurarles que nuestra oficina esta operando de forma remota para todos los clientes actuales, pasados y futuros que necesiten alguno de nuestros servicios. La mejor manera de comunicarse con nosotros es por teléfono (760) 630-2000 o por correo electrónico a info@jdlaw.law. No dude en contactarnos si tiene alguna pregunta. Estamos enviando nuestros pensamientos y mejores deseos para usted y su familia.

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