Ontario Violent Crimes Attorneys
Bristol & Haynes, A Professional Law Corporation offers passionate and vigorous representation of individuals charged with a violent crime
Have you been formally charged with a violent crime? A violent crime charge against you can fundamentally alter your life. These serious crimes carry with them life-changing and drastic penalties, if convicted. Bristol & Haynes, APLC in Ontario, California is dedicated to relentless representation for those charged with a violent crime in all courts in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Additionally, we take great pride in offering our clients a level of compassion that many other firms lack. You simply cannot take the chance of receiving inadequate representation in a situation as severe as a violent felony charge. Let Bristol, Haynes & Associates leverage our understanding of California’s criminal laws to provide you with honest counsel and tenacious representation in court.
What precisely is a violent crime?
The state of California views the following offenses as violent felonies, and therefore as a “strike” in California’s “three-strike” system:
Of course, this not an exhaustive list — a reputable criminal law firm can help you navigate the subtle distinctions involved in violent crimes.
What types of consequences can repeat offenders of violent crimes expect?
California is a “three strikes” state. This essentially means that if an individual has been convicted of prior offenses, the consequences and penalties escalate dramatically. Due to the passage of Proposition 36 in 2012, an individual who is convicted of three violent felonies is eligible for a 25-years-to-life sentence. A second conviction of a violent felony, such as gang crimes, results in a jail sentence twice as long as the second violent felony would normally receive. For example, an individual who was convicted of arson in 1998 and subsequently charged with kidnapping in 2005 will face twice the normal penalty for his or her kidnapping conviction. This means that a repeat offender of violent felonies in California faces the prospect of many years in jail, depending on the type of offense. It is incredibly important to secure the services of a passionate and able criminal law firm to protect and defend your rights.
Bristol & Haynes has conveniently flexible hours to better serve the residents of Ontario, Upland, Claremont, Rancho Cucamonga and the Inland Empire. We offer affordable flat-fee payment options for our clients and we regularly return calls even after hours. Email or call us today at (909) 466-5575 to discuss your concerns today.