In California, first and second strikes are counted by individual charges, rather than individual cases, so a defendant may have been charged and convicted of "first and second strikes", potentially many more than two such strikes, arising from a single case, even one that was disposed of prior to the passage of the law.
Convictions from all 50 states and the federal courts at any point in the defendant's past, as well as juvenile
offenses if the defendant was age 16 or older that would otherwise be sealed can be counted (although once a juvenile record is sealed, it cannot be "unsealed"; it does not exist any longer and there is no longer any record to be used as a prior conviction), regardless of the date of offense or conviction or whether the conviction was the result of a plea bargain.
It is up to the prosecutor's discretion how many charges to levy against a defendant for a single criminal event
So if the total number of felony charges for which your boyfriend is convicted or pleads guilty two, including previous felony convictions, equals to 3 or more, he would be potentially facing life in prison, so I would strongly suggest that he does obtain experienced and competent local defense attorney to look into the additional charges and consequences that conviction to these charges might bring.If you are satisfied with my answer, I would appreciate if you would click on the accept button.
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