Strike Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer


Serious “Strike” Crime Defense

If you or a family member has been charged with serious assault or another violent crime, the stakes are high. A conviction can affect your job, your family, and your freedom. This is no time to rely on the services of an unproven or inexperienced criminal defense attorney. California's "three strikes and you're out" law is no game. It is one of the harshest sentencing schemes in the country and a law that can send people convicted of even nonviolent offenses to prison for life.

James Granucci and Michael Phillips have successfully represented clients against a wide range of violent crime charges. Backed by decades of experience, we conduct our own investigations and know how to find weak spots in the prosecution's case against you. In many instances, we are able to get a case dismissed or the charges reduced.

We have access to a wide range of experts to thoroughly investigate each serious felony charge. When appropriate, we work with private investigators, psychiatrists, psychologists, medical specialists, accountants, economists, evidence validation experts, and crime scene analysts to gather evidence and build the best defense possible.

We defend individuals against the full spectrum of violent crimes, including:

  • Homicide and attempted murder — Possible defenses include showing a lack of intent, mistaken identity, self-defense, or demonstrating some mitigating circumstances

  • Assault with a deadly weapon, firearm, machine gun, assault weapon, or semiautomatic firearm or assault on a peace officer or firefighter, in violation of Penal Code Section 245.

  • Assault with a deadly weapon against a public transit employee, custodial officer, or school employee, in violation of Penal Code Sections 245.2, 245.3, or 245.5.

  • Discharge of a firearm at an inhabited dwelling, vehicle, or aircraft, in violation of Penal Code Section 246.

  • Kidnapping — Any person who forcibly confines someone against their will may face charges of kidnapping in violation of Penal Code Section 207.

  • Burglary, in violation of Penal Code Section 459.

  • Robbery,in violation of Penal Code Section 211.

  • Criminal threats in violation of Penal Code Section 422.

  • All sex offenses.

  • Felonies in which the defendant personally inflicted “great bodily injury” on the victim.

  • Felonies where a "California gang enhancement" is charged.

  • Felonies is which the defendant personally used a firearm.

At NorCal Criminal Defense, we have a highly experienced team of lawyers who have successfully defended hundreds clients charged with violent crimes. If you or a loved one is facing charges related to a violent crime, contact us to schedule a free consultation with our criminal defense lawyers. It costs nothing to speak to our office. You will find our staff incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and willing to help. We are confident that you'll be impressed with our firm and what we may be able to do for you or your family member.

Please feel to call our office at 530-265-0186 for any questions you may have or to schedule a confidential, no charge consultation, or if you prefer e-mail us below.