What might happen if I have three felony in California? 5 Answers as of December 20, 2012

I have an unlawful possession of a controlled substance and a firearm charge and discharging a firearm in a grossly and negligent manner.

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Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
You might go to jail for a long time. If you have not done so already, I strongly suggest that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for a face-to-face consultation and give him/her all of the facts surrounding your situation. He/she would then be in a better position to analyze your case and advise you of your options.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/20/2012
Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
You could go to prison for a long time.
Answer Applies to: California
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Law Offices of George Woodworth & Associates
Law Offices of George Woodworth & Associates | George Woodworth
If your two gun charges were serious or violent felonies, or "Strikes" (in California), then your drug charge, or any felony, could be your 3rd Strike with a punishment of "25 years to Life." However, Calif. voters have changed the 3 Strikes law, and the change is about to be implemented, so you should consult an experienced, criminal defense Attorney who will help you sort this out, and provide direction.
Answer Applies to: California
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Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
What might happen? You might go to prison for a number of years. What WILL happen is up to your attorney, either in a plea bargain or at trial. The honest answer is that no attorney can predict the outcome, nor even give an intelligent opinion, without reviewing and knowing all the charges, evidence, police reports, expected testimony, priors history, etc. The charges actually filed by the prosecutor will determine how much time could potentially be imposed. When questioned, arrested or charged with any crime, the proper questions are, can any evidence obtained in a test, search or statement be used against you, can you be convicted, and what can you do? No amount of free 'tips and hints' from here or elsewhere are going to effectively help in a legal defense. If you don't know how to represent yourself effectively against an experienced prosecutor intending to convict, then hire an attorney who does, who will try to get a dismissal, charge reduction, diversion, programs, or other decent outcome through motions, plea bargain, or take it to trial if appropriate.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/20/2012
Law Office of Joe Dane
Law Office of Joe Dane | Joe Dane
In any criminal case, the outcome depends on the facts of the case, the exact charges (if any) you're convicted of, your prior record (if any) and what your lawyer can work out for you. These are substantial charges that can carry custody time, even for a first offender. Time for the best local criminal defense attorney you can get.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/20/2012
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