Anaheim Violent Crime Attorney
Were you charged for a crime you did not commit?
California leads the nation for the severity of penalties levied on individuals
who are convicted of committing a violent crime. While law enforcement
and prosecutor's attempts to protect society from such crimes is noble,
it can also unfortunately catch innocent people in the crossfire. In fact,
there are many people who are arrested and falsely accused of committing
a violent crime. At The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs, this is a reality
we work tirelessly to prevent from happening to our clients.
There are many reasons for innocent individuals' convictions, including:
- Mistaken Identification
- Improper Forensic Science
- False Confession
- Unreliable Witnesses
- Fabricated Evidence
- Overzealous Prosecution
While many people the seriousness of wrongful convictions, it is all too
common. To counteract the problems of wrongful convictions, the Innocent
Project was started in 1992. This is project was created with the purposes
of exonerating individuals who were wrongfully convicted; they have reported
that more than 300 people have been exonerated through post-conviction
DNA testing since 1989. They have also estimated that between 2.3 and
5% of all prisoners throughout the nation are innocent.
How a Criminal Defense Law Firm Can Help
If you are facing charges for a crime you did not commit or charges that
are disproportionate to what actually happened, you should not hesitate
to contact an Anaheim criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. At
The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs, they bring more than 30 years of experience
and the knowledge of a former prosecutor to the table in their efforts
to help protect the accused.
Their firm is able to handle a wide variety of violent crime cases, such
as the following:
The penalties for crimes such as these can be extreme—and can often
be life-altering in nature.
California's "Three Strikes" Law
In 1994, the state of California enacted a sentencing law known as "Three
Strikes." Under this law, individuals who are charged with crimes
faced increased penalties for subsequent felony convictions. For example,
if someone with a prior felony conviction is convicted of a second one,
their prison sentence would be doubled. If someone has two prior convictions,
they would face a mandated prison term of 25 years to life. In 2012, this
was amended so the third conviction had to be a serious or violent felony
for the mandatory sentence to be invoked (it couldn't be a simple
If you have been arrested or charged with a violent crime, it is in your
best interest to obtain hard-hitting legal help. It is crucial that you
have a dedicated lawyer on your side to present a compelling defense on
Contact the firm today to learn how they can put your best interests first!