3 Strike Allegations
A Romero Motion is a motion made by our office to strike a strike. California is known as a 3 Strike state, which means that the conviction of any past serious felony that is alleged in the complaint will make a defendant ineligible for probation, which means a mandatory prison sentence. In the case of one strike, the sentence is doubled. For instance, if you have a prior serious felony and you pick up a new case for forgery, grand theft, credit card fraud, etc., the court can double the base term, which means, if the crime is punishable by 16 months, two or three years in a state prison. In other words, if the judge imposes the lowest term of 16 months, it would automatically be doubled to 32 months.