Convictions outside of California often are not even known by prosecutors in many cases we have handled. However, when the prosecutor is aware of such a conviction, i.e. for DUI or what may a “strike offense” under California’s Three Strikes Law, there is a sense of urgency in knowing what effect, if any such a conviction will have on sentencing here in a pending case. It is not always an easy answer to reach. To read about such out-of-state convictions and their effect, click on the following link.