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What is the three strikes law?

As a resident of California who may have gotten in trouble with the law before, it's important for you to be aware of California's three strikes law. Here at Leupp & Woodall, we strive to help you understand this law and how it can potentially have a large impact on your future, especially if you have prior felony convictions on your record. 

This law is considered one of the harshest sentencing laws in the country, as it can call for incredibly strong penalties in a select few cases. Under this law, any prior serious conviction you have could negatively impact you in a big way. For example, if you have been convicted of certain felony crimes in the past, you may find your prison sentence doubled if you are convicted again. The intent is to dissuade a person from continuing to commit crimes by upping the ante every time they do.

Perhaps the most concerning part of the three strike law is the possibility of a life sentence. If you have been convicted of at least two previous severe felonies in the past, then it's possible that you could be facing a life sentence if you are ever convicted of another felony in the state.

If you want to know more about California's three strikes law and how it could possibly affect your sentencing, feel free to take a look around our web site. Not only do we provide factual information regarding this law, but we can also provide ways for those with multiple convictions to avoid the heaviest repercussions, such as life behind bars.

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