What Is the Three Strikes Law?

Life imprisonment is a hefty punishment that undoubtedly reshapes the life of the individual facing a conviction. Unfortunately, the controversial three strikes law makes it easier for the court to bring convicted individuals out of society and into prison for the duration of their natural lives. According to this law, anyone already convicted of two felonies or violent crimes will face lifelong incarceration upon their third conviction.

If you are in danger of invoking the Three Strikes Law, you need to take quick action to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

About the Three Strikes Law

The Three Strikes Law was applied by The Violent Crime Control and Enforcement Act of 1994, and essentially applied a “three strikes, you’re out” practice to felons with multiple convictions. By this law, anyone previously of at least one violent crime and another serious crime or felony, (which may include a serious drug crime) will automatically apply to the Three Strikes Law, which mandates lifetime imprisonment.

Which Crimes Apply?

Most violent crimes fall under the stipulations for the Three Strikes Law, including those in either federal or state courts. However, if one of the crimes was violent in nature, the other might include a different type of serious offense, which would still result in life in prison.

Some of the offenses included in the Three Strikes Law are as follows:

  • Armed robbery

  • Assault and battery

  • Human trafficking

  • Kidnapping

  • Murder or manslaughter

  • Rape

The Three Strikes Law also applies to any other violent offense that could potentially be punishable by 10 or more years in prison. Each of these crimes will act as one “strike” on the individual’s criminal record. When an individual reaches their third strike, they will face life in prison, typically without parole.

What Should I Do If I’m Facing a Third Offense?

If you were recently charged with a serious crime and you already have two felony convictions, you need to take immediate action to defend your case. Our team at Brad Bailey Law has ample experience fighting for the rights of those charged with serious crimes, and we are committed to providing our clients with the personalized legal attention they need and deserve. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to a legal defense, and we can use our knowledge and experience to find the best possible outcome for your case, even if you are facing repercussions in relation to the Three Strikes Law.

Contact Brad Bailey Law to discuss your case with our team. We’re here for you.
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