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Bank Robber Receives 90 Years to Life

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on June 25, 2014 · 0 comments

in California Law, Orange County, Robbery, Three Strikes Cases

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santa ana criminal defense lawyerA serial bank robber who never used a weapon or injured anyone during his crimes received a 90-year sentence in for his crimes at sentencing.

Before the latest two crimes, David Hill, 54 years old, had five previous convictions for bank robbery. Hill also served time for burglary and car theft in the 1980s.

In July 2012, Hill robbed a bank in Huntington Beach and Anaheim, and was caught while attempting to rob a third bank. He expressed interest in pleading guilty to the crimes, but his attorney took the case to trial and Hill was convicted in April 2014.

During sentencing, the judge noted that Hill had not been violent and even wished him good luck, but said that given his past there was no reason not to sentence him to life because of his history of “crime after crime after crime,” in addition to California’s three-strikes sentencing law.

The three-strikes law in California, which was enacted in 1994, states that those convicted of a serious felony with two or more previous “strikes” must serve a prison term of 25 years to life.

Hill said he was a “classic case of state-born and prison-raised” and said he had to resort to what he knew because of difficulty getting a job as a convicted felon.

The Law Office of Salvatore Ciulla located in Orange County, California, represents individuals accused of murder and manslaughter, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and embezzlement, child abuse and domestic violence, narcotics possession and sales, drunk driving (DUI) and vehicular homicide, sexual assault and three strikes cases. We also take Juvenile Court cases and all misdemeanor offenses.

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