When you have been accused of committing a violent crime, you are at risk of severe prison sentences, particularly if you have other convictions on your criminal record. One of the major risks of being convicted of a violent crime is that it counts as a strike under California's “Three Strikes Law.”  At O'Connor Law APC, we are committed to defending the rights of the accused. Our Criminal Defense Attorney will fight to protect the rights of our clients, no matter what is in the police report.

We have successfully defended clients facing all types of violent crime charges, including:

  • Assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Terrorist threat
  • Murder, attempted murder, and voluntary manslaughter.
  • Mayhem.
  • Rape
  • Lewd acts on a minor child
  • Any felony punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison for life.
  • Any felony in which the defendant inflicts great bodily injury
  • Arson
  • Kidnapping
  • Sexual abuse of a child
  • arjacking

We also counsel clients on the effect of pleading guilty to a violent crime to avoid the possibility of jail time. Clients almost never realize that even though the crime is not viewed as an actual conviction, it is still generally counted as a strike (for purposes of the three strikes rule) that stays on their record for the rest of their lives.

Our criminal defense attorney has many years of experience on both sides of the table – as a former prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney - to draw upon. He will study the facts of the case and develop a defense strategy designed to minimize or eliminate any potential negative consequences, and advise you of the risks involved in pleading guilty to a violent crime. For example, he may argue that you acted in self defense, or that your actions did not cause grave bodily injury to others.

Just as importantly, our Criminal Defense Attorney will protect your constitutional rights and make certain the government follows the letter of the law.  Clients charged with violent crimes throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area rely on our firm for aggressive defense in even the most serious charges.