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3-Strikes Charges

California’s Three-Strikes laws are some of the harshest laws in the United States.  They provide for incremental punishment based purely on the type of offense someone is convicted of, as well as enhanced punishments for having prior strike conviction.
If you or someone you love is charged with a strike-felony, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who will be able to protect your right and investigate your case thoroughly.
The Criminal Law Of Three Strikes And You’re Out
The list of strike offenses in California is found in the California Penal Code Section 667.5 for violent felony crimes and in California Penal Code Sections 1192.7 and 1192.8 for serious felony crimes.
List Of Violent Felony Crimes That Constitute Strikes In California

  • Murder and Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Mayhem
  • Rape
  • Forcible Sodomy
  • Forcible Oral Copulation
  • Lewd Acts on a Child Under 14
  • Any Felony Punished by Death or Life Without Parole
  • Any Felony that is also coupled with:
  • Armed Sexual Assault
  • Great Bodily Injury
  • Great Bodily Occurring Injury During a Sex Assault
  • A Criminal Act that Ends a Pregnancy
  • The Personal Use of a Firearm
  • The Discharge of a Firearm From a Vehicle (drive by shooting)
  • Robbery
  • Arson
  • Forced Penetration
  • Attempted Murder
  • Explosives Charges
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault In Order to Commit Mayhem or a Sexual Act
  • Continuous Sexual Abuse
  • Carjacking
  • Extortion with a Gang Allegation
  • Criminal Threats with a Gang Allegation
  • Residential Burglary
  • Discharge of a Firearm during a Felony
  • Possession of Weapon of Mass Destruction

List Of Serious Felony Crimes That Constitute Strikes In California

  • Murder and Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Mayhem
  • Rape
  • Forcible Sodomy
  • Forcible Oral Copulation
  • Lewd Act on a Child Under 14
  • Any Felony Punished By Death or Life Without Parole
  • Any Felony with Personal Infliction of Great Bodily Injury or Firearm Use
  • Attempted Murder
  • Assault with Intent to Rape or Commit Robbery
  • Assault with a deadly Weapon on a Police Officer
  • Lifer Assault on Non-Inmate
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon by and Inmate
  • Arson
  • Causing an Explosion with the Intent to Injure Another
  • Causing an Explosion that Results in Great Bodily Injury
  • Causing an Explosion with the intent to Commit Burglary in the 1st Degree
  • Robbery and Bank Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Prisoner Hostage
  • Attempt of any Felony Punishable By Death or Life Without Parole
  • Any Felony that Involves the Personal Use Deadly or Dangerous Weapon as Defined by Criminal Statute
  • Providing Drugs to a Minor
  • Forcible Sexual Penetration
  • Grand Theft Using A Firearm
  • Carjacking
  • Felony Gang Allegation
  • Assault In Order to Commit Mayhem or a Sexual Act
  • Throwing Acid at a Person
  • Certain Assaults With a Deadly Weapon
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Discharge of a Firearm into an Inhabited Building
  • Rape in Concert
  • Child Molestation in Most Cases
  • Drive By Shooting
  • Dissuading a Victim
  • Criminal Threats
  • Attempt of All of the Above Listed Crimes
  • Personal Use of a Firearm During the Commission of A Felony
  • Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction
  • Conspiracy to Commit and of the Listed Crimes

As you can see this list of crimes that constitute a strike in California is extensive. A good criminal defense attorney will have an understanding of not only the criminal provisions that list the strike crimes in California but also the crimes themselves. Call our office for a free consultation about your case.