1. Avoiding Harsh Sentencing With A Romero Motion

    In 1994, California’s voters passed Proposition 184, which created the state’s "Three Strikes" sentencing system. The "Three Strikes Law" significantly increased the penalties for second and third serious or violent felony convictions. If a defendant has a prior strike and commits a second serious or violent felony, she can have her sentence doubled. And if a defendant has two prior strikes an…Read More

  2. How Does a Felony Case Proceed Through the Criminal Court System?

    California crimes are classified as infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. A felony is the most serious of the three and is punishable by more than one year in prison. Being charged with a felony can be a confusing time in one's life. As a dedicated defense attorney, my hope is that this brief overview of how a felony case moves through the San Diego County criminal justice system will reduce so…Read More