The holidays are arguably the busiest time of year when it comes to travel. Many individuals and families choose to drive during the holidays, whether that’s to nearby relatives or the company holiday party. Because of the increase in traffic experienced during the holiday season, there is also an increase in driving accidents. These accidents […]
You’ve heard the term “assault and battery” and you may even have been charged with one or both of these crimes, but do you know what these legal terms actually mean? Here are the definitions you need to know, with a clear example of each, and some common defenses that an experienced assault attorney can […]
There is a growing awareness of the seriousness of child abuse and domestic violence in today’s world. People are taught how to spot these types of abuse and how to handle the situation if it comes up with someone you know and love. But there is one form of abuse that rarely gets the attention […]
Let’s say you are driving yourself to work and get pulled over by a police officer for a brake light being out. When the police officer asks for your driver’s license and looks up your information, they discover that your license is invalid due to suspension. If that happens, you will probably face some harsh […]
So, you’ve been charged with indecent exposure. What does that mean exactly? And what are the consequences of being found guilty? Whether you were falsely charged, it was an accident, or you made a bad call, an attorney can help your defense. Indecent Exposure Laws in San Diego California’s Penal Code 314 defines “indecent […]
What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is a crime without demographics, gender, or national border, making it a global issue. While men do and can fall victim to domestic violence, women and children are its highest numbering victims. The Domestic Violence Definition is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by […]
When most of us think of insurance fraud, we envision someone who purposely makes a false claim in order to obtain money they have no right to collect—we think of faked or exaggerated injuries or losses. But the truth is that insurance fraud can happen to anyone, sometimes through no intentional deceit of their own. […]
California is infamous for the number of different laws there are for the entire state on a macro and micro level of state government. Through research, we found over 100 absurd California laws, some state-wide and some more specific by county or city. We’ve compiled twenty of those crazy California laws into this true […]
With the age of technology criminal records are entered into national databases that can be searched by anyone, allowing employers and other organizations to quickly conduct background checks. They can find out parts of your past you may wish to forget and your background may prevent you from receiving good job opportunities. With a good […]
August 1, 2014 by Tyler Brown
The California three-strike law is what legally is known as a sentencing enhancement statute for repeat criminal offenders. The California three-strike law garnered national and international attention for its severity when it initially was enacted in 1994.
The Original California Three-Strike Law
Beginning in 1994, and running through the passage of a California voter initiative called Proposition 36, the three-strike law in the Golden State required that a criminal defendant, with a prior conviction of a serious felony, to be sentenced to a term of incarceration of double the maximum permitted by law on the new charge. If a criminal defendant was convicted of a third felony, of any type, with two prior strikes, that individual faced a mandatory sentence of 25 years to life.