San Bernardino Violent Crime Lawyer
Violent Crimes & California’s Three Strikes Law
Crimes of violence are harshly prosecuted and penalized to the fullest extent of the law. This passion for prosecution comes from a desire to protect victims of violence and is echoed throughout California legislation and case law, specifically in the Three Strikes and You’re Out Law, which imposes enhanced penalties on repeat offenders. At the Law Office of Dennis Kuntz we realize how serious it is to be facing allegations of a violent criminal offense. We believe that defendants, suspects, and arrestees deserve to receive the highest level of criminal defense counsel.
San Bernardino criminal defense lawyer Dennis Kuntz is devoted to protecting his clients’ constitutional rights. He fights for their freedom, no matter the charge. He and our team are here to provide defense representation with a foundation in our commitment to professionalism, hard work, and integrity.
Call our firm at (909) 200-4045 for a free, confidential consultation.
Professional Defense for Violent Crimes
The majority of violent felony offenses are classified as “strikes” in California. This means that a defendant who has a strike on his or her record may face greatly enhanced penalties for a second conviction or even life in prison for a third conviction. This makes it even more important to involve a San Bernardino criminal defense attorney who can help you avoid a strike in the first place.
California’s Three Strikes Law may affect violent felony charges in the following ways:
- A first conviction for a qualifying felony offense will count as a strike on a defendant’s record, influencing future convictions.
- A second conviction for a qualifying felony offense, if the defendant has a prior strike on his or her record, will result in double the penalties normally imposed for the new crime.
- A third conviction for a qualifying felony offense, if the defendant has two prior strikes on his or her record, will result in 25 years to life in prison.
Find out how you can avoid a conviction for a violent crime. Contact the Law Office of Dennis Kuntz today at (909) 200-4045.