Can an Out of State Conviction Count as a Strike under California’s Three Strike Law?

It can come as quite a surprise to some that a conviction in another state can count as a “Strike” under California’s Three Strikes Law. Indeed, when we ask potential clients if they have any prior record, we often hear, “yes, but it was in another state,” implying that it cannot be used against them because it was not in California.  For those who may have suffered a conviction outside California for a serious offense, the following article describes why this can still constitute a “Strike” here.

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