California Three Strikes Law
Under California’s three strikes law, a person convicted of a third felony may be handed a mandatory life prison term. California’s rationale for implementing this law is based on putting habitual offenders behind bars for life, or a sufficiently lengthy period of time to effectively remove them from society forever. Supporters of the three strikes law point to public safety as their primary concern. What they don’t take into consideration, though, is the devastation it causes for individuals and families who lose someone to a prison sentence for making just three mistakes over the course of their adult life. With my understanding of our state’s three strikes law and my dedication to preserving my clients’ rights and futures, I can offer you the attorney counsel you need for your three strike charges in Los Angeles.
Criminal Defense Attorney for Three Strikes Crimes
At the criminal defense law office of Robert Michael Helfend, Attorney at Law, I don’t believe that having a prior felony conviction or being a repeat offender means that you are worthless and deserve a lifetime behind bars. In my more than 20 years as a defense attorney, I have seen too many good people face serious incarceration that would destroy their lives and families. I am recognized throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas for my hard work and tough defense tactics to help my clients avoid a conviction that carries a three strike penalty. Whether my clients are facing their first felony conviction, or their third, I approach every three-strike felony case with an understanding of how important it is to my client.
If you or a family member is facing a three-strike felony charge in the Los Angeles area, you can’t afford to put your life in the hands of an inexperienced lawyer. Contact my firm to discuss the circumstances of the charges and how I can help. I believe the three strike laws are ineffective. I also believe that we should not ever give up on people. I am advocating that we change the three strikes law in California. Until the law changes, though, I will work aggressively for every client who faces the prospect of a three strikes penalty.