Archive for Three Strikes

Proposition 36 Gives Inmates Serving Life In Prison A Chance At Reducing Their Sentence

  • November 8, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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On Tuesday November 6, 2012, almost 70% of California voters supported Proposition 36, which changes how California administers it’s three strikes law.  Under that law, a person convicted of three felonies is sentenced to life in prison.  Proposition 36 changes…

Assault With A Deadly Weapon Is Not Always A Strike In California

  • April 10, 2011
  • Jerod Gunsberg
  • Comments Off on Assault With A Deadly Weapon Is Not Always A Strike In California

When a lawyer’s client is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon under penal code section 245(a)(1), they are facing a “strike” under California’s Three Strikes law.  Assault with a Deadly Weapon is what I call a “mega-wobbler”, it…

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