What is Conviction as a Second Striker?

SINCE 1983


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Being a second striker means that you have faced one previous conviction, with serious or violent felony charges.Thus, you must have completed your sentence and were released from jail, leading to a second opportunity to commit a crime. Engaging in a felony that attracts a strike record again will open a new trial. If the presiding judge or jury finds you guilty of a second-time offense, you will become a second striker.

 Juvenile Second Striker

Subsequently, the strike law provisions direct the judge to enhance your sentence for the crime in question, to make it double the original penalty set for the conviction. For example, if you are found guilty of extortion, which is a serious felony, you will face eight years in prison, instead of the usual four years in section 518 of the Penal Code. The double sentence arises because of your previous criminal record involving another strike felony, like carjacking or rape. As long as the prosecutor can prove that your criminal record in the prior crime is valid, you will receive a sentence under the strike laws.

Before beginning the trial, you need to get into contact with Juvenile Defense Attorney Patricia Hattersley who will provide a FREE CASE REVIEW and provide you comprehensive and detailed information concerning your case and the defenses available depending on your case. At Immediate Juvenile Defense - Law Offices of Patricia Hattersley, we are committed to providing immediate and effective juvenile defense legal services to all our juvenile clients who face criminal charges within the three-strike law.

Since 1983,  we have work outed negotiations with prosecutors to ensure that our juvenile clients do not receive harsh and unwarranted penalties derived from the improper use of the three-strike laws.

Having Juvenile Defense Attorney Patricia Hattersley on your side will made an important difference in the outcome of your case. Juvenile Defense Attorney Patricia Hattersley has extensive criminal trial experience in adult court and has many years of experience defending minors in the Juvenile Court System. 

We handle all courts in Los Angeles County, and all juvenile courts within Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange Counties

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Criminal Law - all adult and juvenile offenses prosecuted in the superior courts

Practice Areas of Focus

  • All Juvenile Allegations - Misdemeanor and Felony

  • Sealing of Juvenile Records

  • Adjudications of Juvenile Offenses

  • Juvenile Three Strikes Law

  • Juvenile Delinquency Court

  • Juvenile Detention Hearings

  • Juvenile Disposition Hearings

  • Juvenile Probation

  • Juvenile Theft Crimes

  • Juvenile Drug Crimes

  • Petty Theft and Shoplifting

  • Burglary

  • Auto Theft and Carjacking

  • Drug and Alcohol Cases

  • Assault Cases

  • Gang Related Cases

  • Murder or Attempted Murder

  • Hit and Run Auto Cases

Patricia Hattersley is a juvenile defense and criminal defense attorney with over 38 years of experience.

To date, she has handled thousands of juvenile and criminal cases.