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California Three Strikes Defense Attorney

Ventura and Santa Barbara County Lawyer Defending Against Criminal Allegations


At the Law Office of Kristi Peariso, P.C., I am dedicated to representing clients who have been arrested and are facing the possibility of a first, second or third strike offense. I am a former Ventura County public defender who has successfully helped individuals defend their rights for more than 17 years. I have an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and will work to help you obtain the best possible outcome.


The California Penal Code describes the nature of a strike offense as violent or serious offenses. The laws related to strike offenses are varied and complex. They can be especially complicated if you are someone who already has at least one previous strike offense. If you have a prior strike offense and are convicted of any kind of felony, your sentence can double. If you receive three strike offenses or more, you could end up serving anywhere from 25 years to a lifetime in prison.

Three Strike Offenses

A prior conviction counts as strike for "three strikes law" purposes if it was for a serious or violent felony.

Under California three strikes law, if a person is convicted of any felony and he or she has one "strike" prior, he or she must be sentenced to double the prison term on the current conviction.

Under California three strikes law, if a person is convicted of any felony, and he or she has two or more "strike" priors, he or she must be sentenced to at least 25-years-to-life in State Prison.


If you are arrested for a Strike felony, it is important that you hire a criminal defense attorney who has substantial experience working on Three Strikes cases.


Juvenile Crimes May Count as Strikes in Adulthood

Anyone with a strike on their record can be affected by the laws regarding multiple offenses.  Just because a prior conviction occurred when a person was a juvenile doesn’t mean that sentencing rules for multiple strikes will be avoided. An knowledge criminal defense lawyer can explain and asses your options, even petition the judge to remove strikes.


Free Initial Consultation with an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony, contact the Law Office of Kristi Peariso, P.C., immediately for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Contact me by calling 805-620-0322 to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss the details of your case with a knowledgeable experienced criminal defense attorney. I offer flexible scheduling.