Violent and serious felonies in Orange County are usually considered strikes according to the California Penal Code. A strike can enhance the penalties on future felony convictions and a third strike can result in a sentence of 25 years to life. Violent and serious felonies are usually categorized as rape, murder, arson, residential burglary, mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon, some gang offenses, criminal threats and a number of other serious crimes that have severe penalties.
If you have been arrested for a violent or serious felony in Orange County you face state imprisonment. The first call you should make is to a leading criminal defense attorney. Without the help of a criminal defense lawyer you may face the maximum penalties allowed by law. This could result in the loss of your freedom. Do not wait! Time is of the essence in nearly all criminal cases. Immediately after arrest you or a family member should consult a knowledgeable criminal defense firm who can represent you at all stages of the case. You have a right to an attorney – failure to exercise this right can be detrimental to your case.
No matter what your financial situation, you need to consider the realities of the charges that you face. The Law Offices of Robert J. Hickey will provide you a free initial case consultation and can work with you on affordable payment options. The worst thing you can do is fail to consult an attorney. You face serious penalties that can affect every aspect of your future – call our offices today.