Hello my name is Patrick, 50 years of age, been incarcerated for 19 plus for bike theft under California’s ‘3’ strike law!
Most recently California passed Propositions ’36’ & ‘47’ to help amend the 3-strike law under the conditions a convict/sentence is eligible for RESENTENCING or REDUCTION under these propositions!
However, my bike theft fails to meet these eligibilities criteria’s. This stems from the bike theft being amended to 2nd degree Robbery. The D.A. established that I used enough FORCE by the mere brushing away of the owner’s hand as I was fleeing with the bike. No weapons, injuries, etc. were utilized in this crime.
At the time of the aforementioned circumstances, I as a substance abuser in every sense of the word, definition, and description. This is no excuse for my actions. I deserved to be punished…but not with a 35-to-Life sentence. I realize every crime is serious when breaking the law, however, on court record notes that my crime was “de minimis” in nature.
Therefore, based upon the above factors I realize that I need any assistance that can be rendered (i.e.) pro-bono attorneys, paralegals, college professors/students are all welcome to help me any manner, form or fashion that could possible get my sentence reduced, where I can possibly return to society one day!
With the passage of these propositions the door is now open for my sentence to be modified. The continuance of my incarceration is based upon the LANGUAGE/DEFINITION of what constitutes “ROBBERY”, and not the actual bike theft itself!
HELP! HELP! HELP! All who are willing and able to do so with time, resources, prayers, donations of any manner, contact me ASAP using the informaiton below. Thank you kindly!