Monthly Archives: April 2012

Client Facing Life Sentence Gets Five Years

In P v. T.B., the defendant faced a potential life sentence under California’s three-strikes law. Authorities charged the defendant with possessing a large amount of cocaine and multiple firearms, all seized from his residence.  Following the arrest, the defendant had admitted possessing both the drugs and the guns. Over the vehement objection of the district attorney’s office, Attorney Dudley persuaded the court to sentence the defendant to a prison term of five years, of which he will actually serve less than 50 percent, upon accepting a guilty plea to all counts.