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Facing criminal charges in San Jose or the surrounding areas? Our criminal defense lawyer can help you understand California’s Three Strikes Law.

The Questionable Legality of Three Strikes Laws

San Jose criminal defense attorney Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich

In the mid-1990s, California was among 24 states to enact what would become known as a “Three Strikes” sentencing law. The laws were passed in an effort to curb recidivism rates and rates of repeat offenders. For the most part, these laws provided that a defendant who had been convicted of a serious felony would be sentenced … Continue reading


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Three Strikes Law May Be on the Ballot This Year

The California Three Strikes law was imposed in an effort to curb the rate of crimes perpetrated by repeat offenders. In practice, however, it often led to people being severely sentenced for crimes that are usually relatively minor. For example, people whose first two strikes were convictions for felony offenses, such as domestic violence or rape, … Continue reading

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