Three Strikes Law

Boston's Go-To Criminal Defense Law Firm

Three Strikes Law

Boston Federal Crimes Attorney Brad Bailey

The Violent Crime Control and Enforcement Act of 1994 introduced the controversial “Three Strikes” law that guaranteed life imprisonment for any felon who accrued three “strikes” on their criminal record. Ever since the statute was enacted, people have been essentially losing their lives to an unforgiving and overzealous legal system. If you are facing your first, second, or third strike, there is no time to lose. Contact Boston three strikes defense attorney Brad Bailey as soon as you can.

What makes Brad Bailey stand out from all the other federal defense lawyers?

  • 35+ years of legal experience
  • 300+ federal cases handled
  • 100+ state and federal jury trials managed
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating
  • Selected to Super Lawyers®

When the media, such as NBC, CNN, and Fox, want intelligent insight regarding a high-profile case, they turn to Attorney Brad Bailey again and again. Learn from their choices and do the same – call (617) 500-0252 as soon as you know you need a legal defender like none other.

What is the Three Strikes Law?

Under the federal "Three Strikes" provision, mandatory life imprisonment is the automatic sentence for anyone who:

  • is convicted in federal court of a "serious violent felony" and
  • has two or more prior convictions in federal or state courts, at least one of which is a "serious violent felony." The other prior offense may be a "serious drug offense."

What Constitutes a Strike?

The “Three Strikes” law states that a person shall get a strike on their criminal record if they are convicted of a serious violent felony in a federal court of law.

According to the statute, the following acts are serious violent felonies:

Any violent or forcible offense that can be punished with 10 or more years of prison time also constitutes a serious violent felony. Strikes can also be added to someone’s criminal record if they have been convicted two or more times in either a federal or state court, and one of those convictions is a serious violent felony. Some drug offenses, like trafficking, can also put a strike on a record in unique circumstances. Once the third strike is put on an individual’s record, they will be sentenced to life in prison, often without the chance of parole.

Any Delay Empowers the Prosecution

The federal government relies on you to make the mistake of doing nothing to protect yourself, banking on its strength and size to intimidate you into acceptance. At Brad Bailey Law, we are adamant about empowering our clients, fighting for their rights, and returning each swing against them with an impressive blow of our own. Some people call our Boston federal crimes attorney an advocate for justice, and we cannot find a reason to argue.

Begin your case today to improve your chances of success. Contact us now.

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  • "We cannot recommend Brad Bailey more highly to anyone facing criminal charges in any court at any level."
  • "Brad Bailey is one of the best attorneys I've had. He's easy to talk to and listens. Gives great advice and is ready to do work hard for a positive outcome."
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  • "This is one smart and hard-working attorney. He is attentive and he was ready to fight any angle the prosecutors could come up with. His experience in the legal forum is significant and it shows."
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