Three Strikes Law
The state is caught between a tight budget and its “three strikes” law, which imposes a life sentence after convictions. Last Fall voters approved a plan to release some of those lifers.
The nation’s harshest three strikes law has been reformed to allow for shorter sentences for some offenders.
California’s “three strikes” law is 18 years old and is again the subject of heated debate.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday filed charges against a Gilroy man who is suspected of hurling a puppy against a wall during an argument with his wife and killing the animal.
Santa Clara County prosecutors appear to be getting serious about cracking down on people aiming laser pointers at aircraft. One such suspect is facing a sentence of 25 years to life in prison under California’s three strikes law.