Darrell Lee Williams, 25, of Pasadena received a three strikes sentence of 30-years-to-life for his role in the deaths of Glendale resident Tracey Ong Tang, 25, and Tang’s cousin Kendrick Ng, 11 of Daly City. Ng’s parents and sister were also seriously injured when a Dodge Durango driven by Lee collided with the family’s minivan on Christmas Day 2012.
You need a three-strikes attorney beside you in court
Lee was being chased by the FBI and the Pasadena police at the time of the collision. He refused to stop for Pasadena police, who had attempted to pull Lee over. Prosecutors contend that Lee failed to stop because was on parole and had a firearm in the car. In November, Lee was convicted of two counts of manslaughter and five counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He was acquitted of a single count of possession of a firearm by a felon. The convictions were Lee’s third felony conviction. Williams’ girlfriend, Brittany Washington, pleaded no contest to a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon and received a 2-year sentence in 2014.
California’s Three Strikes Law hasn’t worked as the voters intended. As a result, a lot of people have been run through the Courts and are serving extremely long prison sentences that often don’t fit the crimes for which they have been convicted. California is struggling under the weight of the Three Strikes Law, and people who have been charged with felonies must do whatever they can to avoid accumulating “Three Strikes” convictions.
Robert Helfend is a three-strikes attorney who is devoted to making sure that people who are facing the possibility of a felony conviction have the best possible defense. With more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California, Robert Helfend can help ensure that you have the best possible three strikes defense.
An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you craft the best possible strategy for your particular situation. Having a plan can help you reduce the impact of a conviction, help you avoid conviction or help through the judicial process.
If you’re facing the possibility of a conviction under California’s Three Strikes Law, don’t attempt to defend yourself and don’t rely on an inexperienced criminal defense attorney. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County three strikes case.
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