Client facing life in prison. Life charges dismissed.
Our client was facing life in prison for some very serious offenses involving lewd acts on a minor. Through our investigation, we determined that the client was being truthful about how he was innocent and had not committed the offenses.
One of his charges was an allegation for a violation of Penal Code 288.7, a life count.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SENTENCING RANGE FOR THIS CHARGE – 25 years to life
He was also charged with an allegation for a violation of Penal Code 269(a)(5), another life count.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 15 TO LIFE SENTENCING RANGE OF THIS CHARGE
After 14 court appearance, we were ready for trial. While the case was trailing, the District Attorney agreed to offer our client 6 years in custody in exchange for a dismissal of the most serious charges.
From a legal perspective, anyone facing life in prison must decide whether it is worth it to “roll the dice”. In this particular case, accepting a 6 year deal in light of the possibility of facing life in prison for a young adult is not a difficult decision.
Our client pled guilty because “it was in his best interest to do so”. The life charges were dismissed against him.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CASE SUMMARY ON THIS CASE INCLUDING THE DISMISSALS OF THE LIFE ALLEGATIONS