Under California’s Three Strikes Law, those convicted of two or more prior serious or violent felonies can face life imprisonment for a third felony conviction, even if the offense is not a serious or violent felony. Sometimes, when the prior serious or violent felonies are old or when they are followed by a long period free of custody, it is appropriate to “strike” the strike, thereby eliminating the life sentence.
The attorneys at Kundani Chang Khinda & Wilson LLP are well-familiar with California’s Three Strikes Law because our criminal attorneys have handled countless numbers of Three Strikes cases in their careers. We have filed these cases as prosecutors, investigated them, and have gone to trial on them. We are extremely familiar with the complicating sentencing guidelines attached to them, the effect of a 5-year prior, as well as how weapons and gang allegations may affect the sentencing. Our attorneys are able to marshall both the knowledge and resources to be able to challenge 969b packets, make motions to strike prior strike offenses, and ensure that the prior strike offenses are, in fact, eligible for Three Strikes consideration.