What is the California “three strikes” law?This law refers to specific serious felonies that are considered strikes on your criminal record. If you have two strikes, any subsequent felony conviction will result in a mandatory prison sentence of 25 years to life. The first and second strikes are more relevant to defendants and also carry serious penalties. Our experienced Redding criminal defense attorney and legal team can help you mitigate the impact on your criminal record by working to reduce your strike charge to a non-strike offense.
Can I avoid going to jail if I have been charged with a felony?An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help a client avoid jail time in favor of probation and counseling programs. Rob Hammonds recognizes the approach prosecutors take during the sentencing process, and can offer you a unique negotiating position to increase your chances of avoiding incarceration.
Do I need a lawyer if I was charged with a misdemeanor?While misdemeanor charges are typically not as serious as felony charges, they can still result in probation, fines, and jail time. Rather than be vulnerable to aggressive prosecutors and put yourself at risk for these harsh penalties, we advise you to hire a skilled criminal defense lawyer who can help you achieve a more favorable outcome, such as a reduced charge, dismissed charge, or a sentence alternative.