I believe it was signed saying 4 years. It was state court. And yes they did pronounce the sentence orally in court.
I believe it was signed around July 19th or 26th. He gave me two months to get my house packed and my affairs in order. The sentencing formula for my conviction is 3,4,5 with 3 years being the low end and 5 the upper end. I have a violent felony conviction related to meth from 20 years ago that made the sentence double so if he had sentenced me according to the correct formula I should have recieved six years. I don't know where he got the four years from but that's what he said.
I'm not sure what you mean but I can tell you this. When I was charged twenty years ago, it was two separate strikes and when they sentenced only one stripe was used because they were in the commision of the same act. My current public defender filed a Romero motion so that the prior strikes were not taken into account in sentencing. The judge struck one of the priors but used the other in sentencing because of "continuing problems related to addiction" Does that answer your question?
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