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.
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- 35+ years of legal experience
- 300+ federal cases handled
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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.
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