Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys
California’s criminal defense system puts an emphasis on punishing people who are convicted of serious or violent crimes. The “three strikes” system that was implemented in 1994 requires a mandatory 25 years to life prison sentence if a person is convicted of three serious or violent felonies. Among the crimes that may be treated as serious or violent are the following: stalking, robbery, murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, arson, assault, battery, carjacking, criminal threats, domestic violence, and false imprisonment.
There are numerous ways to defend a violent crime charge. In many situations, the defendant was acting in self-defense. At the Champion Law Firm, we thoroughly investigate the facts and evidence to see if self-defense is a viable option to pursue. Witness interviews are crucial to uncover the truth as well.
In addition, negotiation with the prosecution is a critical aspect of defending a violent crime charge. In many situations, the charges can be reduced in order to avoid a strike or felony on the defendant’s record.
If you’ve been charged with a violent crime, call the Champion Law Firm today to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney. Consultations are always free.
If you’re looking for a Los Angeles Violent Crimes Attorney, contact us today.