Riverside Three-Strikes Defense Lawyers

Two or more serious or violent felonies charged separately or at the same time put our clients at risk of the Three Strikes Law. Any felony following that “eligibility” will lead to a sentence of 25 years to life in prison. While possible, that severe penalty is not automatic. However, you must take immediate action by contacting an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer.

Fighting For The Best Outcome When Facing A Third Strike Conviction

At the Law Offices of Schwartz & Godbey, we understand the life-changing severity of a life sentence for you and your family. With that in mind, Catherine A. Schwartz attends to every detail and presents you in the best possible light. Despite what you may believe, third strike cases are not “open and shut.”

The way you have lived your life since the second conviction is important. The “hows” and “whys” of the third felony must be noted as well, specifically if the felony is presumed to be a gang crime. Even looking back to prior violent criminal convictions — including those pre-dating 1994, the year the law went into effect — helps to tell a more complete story.

In the end, the judge retains the power and jurisdiction to prevent a third strike, primarily by “striking the strike” and erasing a prior conviction. Riverside three strikes defense attorney Catherine A. Schwartz has also succeeded in convincing the court that this “Romero Motion” is in the best interests of justice.

A San Bernardino Murder Charge Attorney Protecting Your Rights

Murder charges, regardless of past violent felonies, could lead to life sentences as well. Cases are complex and should only be handled by an attorney who is skilled in the courtroom and savvy in negotiating with prosecutors. While you may feel powerless and presume that an arrest will lead to a conviction, Catherine A. Schwartz will protect your rights and pursue the best outcome in negotiating with prosecutors or litigating at trial.

Contact The Law Offices of Schwartz & Godbey For A Free Consultation

For more information, contact the Law Offices of Schwartz & Godbey at 951-686-8190 to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is located in Riverside. For the convenience of our clients, we accept appointments in the evenings and on weekends and accept all major credit cards.