California Supreme Court Rules that Juvenile "Strikes" Can be Used Under Three Strikes Law

Posted By Robert Bernstein || 14-Aug-2009

The California Supreme Court held in the recent case of Superior Court v. Nguyen, that a juvenile who was adjudicated a ward of the court in Juvenile Court for a crime that would be considered a strike under California's Three Strike Laws will count as a strike if that juvenile offender commits another felony. The 6-1 decision of the California Supreme Court now allows prosecutors to allege a prior juvenile strike for purposes of increasing the punishment on any new felony committed as an adult.

If you or someone you know is charged with a serious crime in juvenile court, it is more important than ever to seek strong legal counsel that understands the implications of a juvenile being charged with a serious felony. Unlike other juvenile cases, this new law allows a juvenile adjudication (conviction) to affect that juvenile through his/her adult life. Contact Robert M. Bernstein at (310) 477-1480 for a free consultation today.

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