Judges ordered not to release prisoners under new three strikes law until prosecutors have notice and a full hearing takes place

By: Wallin & Klarich

If one of your loved ones is serving a “three strikes sentence” and wants to be released or be more favorably re-sentenced under the recently passed “Three Strikes Law”, you are advised to immediately retain an experienced criminal defense attorney. Under the recently passed “Three Strikes Law”, prisoners currently serving 25 years to life for …

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New Three Strikes Law under Proposition 36 Does Not Change the Law for All Persons with Two Strikes (California Penal Code 667)

By: Wallin & Klarich

Proposition 36 changed the prior Three Strikes Law, which allowed you to be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison if you had two prior “strike convictions” and were subsequently convicted of any other felony. Under the new Three Strikes Law if you have two prior strike convictions, but your current felony is not …

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Your Life Sentence May Now Be Challenged Due To Proposition 36

By: Wallin & Klarich

Earlier this month, the voters of California approved Proposition 36, which modifies the limits of the California’s “three-strike” statute, which will allow a more humane sentencing system in the state. Under the previous law, people would end up serving life sentences for crimes as minor as shoplifting. Proposition 36 amends the 1994 California three-strike law …

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Vote Yes On Proposition 36 And Help Change California’s Three Strikes Law

By: Wallin & Klarich

There is an important proposition on the November 2012 ballot in California. Proposition 36 seeks to alter California’s Three Strikes Law. If Prop 36 passes, then it would require that the third strike be a serious or violent felony. California’s Three Strikes Law, which was passed in 1994, mandates the courts in California to impose …

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Juvenile “Strikes” Under California Law And Their Potential Impact On Future Felony Cases

By: Wallin & Klarich

The three-strikes law in California applies to many juvenile offenses listed under California Welfare & Institutions Code 707(b) and a juvenile who has a strike on their record as a result of a juvenile adjudication can be in serious trouble later in life if they are charged with any felony offense in the future. If …

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Ballot Measure to Reform California’s 3 Strike Law Makes November Election

By: Wallin & Klarich

With California facing a budget crisis and our jails so horribly overcrowded that judges openly mock the “power” of sentencing people to jail time, there are currently people sitting in California jails serving 50 year sentences for shoplifting. While that may seem like some extreme propaganda used by criminal defense attorneys or the far left, …

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What is a “Strike” offense in California

By: Wallin & Klarich

f you have been accused of committing a crime that is considered a “strike crime,” you are facing very serious charges, especially if you already have one or more strikes on your criminal record. The three strikes law is a controversial law that has been in effect in California for over a decade. The law …

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