Posted by Gurjit Srai In Criminal Charges February 19, 2024 0 Comment

Any crime can have serious consequences and even worse impacts on all aspects of your life. But certain California felonies are even more serious because they may qualify as strikes. Strike offenses can be either serious or violent in nature. A list of charges, as set forth under California Penal Code 1192.7(c), count automatically as strike offenses. A strike crime is only applied to certain aggravated crimes, and it is not applicable to misdemeanors.

When the stakes are high, you need to have the best Fresno criminal defense attorney on your side to protect your legal rights. You need to take every step to avoid a criminal conviction under any circumstance.

Common List of California “Strike” Offenses

Below is a list of common offenses that automatically turn a felony into a strike offense:

  1. Murder – Penal Code 187(a) PC.
  2. Voluntary Manslaughter – Penal Code 192(a) PC.
  3. Mayhem.
  4. Rape – Penal Code 261 PC.
  5. Sodomy by Force or Threat.
  6. Oral Copulation by Force, Violence.
  7. Lewd Acts with a Minor under 14.
  8. Any felony punishable by death.
  9. Any felony where a defendant personally inflicts great bodily injury.
  10. Assault with the intent to commit rape or robbery.
  11. Assault with a deadly weapon upon a peace officer.
  12. Assault by a life prisoner upon a non-inmate.
  13. Arson – Penal Code 451 PC.
  14. Exploding a destructive device with the intent to injure.
  15. Exploding a destructive device causing great bodily injury or mayhem.
  16. Exploding a destructive device with the intent to murder.
  17. First degree burglary – Penal Code 459 PC.
  18. Robbery or Bank Robbery – Penal Code 211 PC.
  19. Kidnapping – Penal Code 207 PC.
  20. Holding of a hostage by a person confined in state prison.
  21. Attempt to commit a felony punishable by death or imprisonment for life.
  22. Any felony where a defendant personally used a dangerous or deadly weapon.
  23. Furnishing an illicit drug to a minor.
  24. Grand theft involving a firearm.
  25. Carjacking.
  26. Any felony carried out for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
  27. Assault with the intent to commit rape, mayhem, sodomy, or oral copulation.
  28. Assault with a deadly weapon, firearm, machinegun, assault weapon, or semiautomatic firearm or assault on a peace officer or firefighter.
  29. Assault with a deadly weapon upon a public transit employee.
  30. Discharging a firearm at an inhabited dwelling, vehicle, or aircraft.
  31. Commission of rape or sexual penetration in concert with another person.
  32. Continuance sexual abuse on a child.
  33. Any attempt to commit a crime listed in this section.
  34. Any conspiracy to commit an offense described in this section.

If you have been charged with any of these criminal offenses, there is no question that you must retain an experienced and respected Fresno criminal defense attorney to aggressively protect your legal rights.

Call an Experienced Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or someone you know has a warrant out for their arrest, it is in your best interest to immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you learn about your legal rights and options.

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