Court Vacates Sentence of 150 Years to Life by Dismissing Three Prior Strikes

California’s Three Strikes Law has often been criticized as arbitrary and capricious, as well as cruel and unusual punishment.  However, a defendant facing a second strike conviction usually has his sentence doubled.  A defendant facing a third strike usually faces a minimum indeterminate sentence of 25 years to life.  Judges, however, do have dicretion to remove such prior strikes for sentencing purposes only. Click on the following article to read more about how this works –

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