Court Improperly Finds Prior Wisconsin Conviction a California Strike

Whenever a client has a prior conviction from outside California, the question is whether such a conviction counts as a prior conviction under California law for a sentencing enhancement.  For example, does a prior DUI in Nevada count as a prior DUI to make a DUI in California a second DUI?  The analysis is rather academic and, usually, requires statutory interpretation.  To read about a case where this analysis found an out-of-state conviction did not count, click on the following link.

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