I am afraid that under CA three strikes law, a joint suspension or suspension of sentence is not available on the third strike. CA Penal Code Section 667(c)(2) provides: "Notwithstanding any other law, if a defendant has been convicted of a felony and it has been pled and proved that the defendant has one or more prior felony convictions as defined in subdivision (d), the court shall adhere to each of the following...(2) Probation
for the current offense shall not be granted, nor shall execution or imposition of the sentence be suspended for any prior offense."
Furthermore, California Penal Code Section 667(c)(2) provides: "Notwithstanding any other law, if a defendant has been convicted of a felony and it has been pled and proved that the defendant has one or more prior felony convictions as defined in subdivision (d), the court shall adhere to each of the following...(4) There shall not be a commitment to any other facility other than the state prison. Diversion shall not be granted nor shall the defendant be eligible for commitment to the California Rehabilitation Center as provided in Article 2 (commencing with Section 3050) of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of the Welfare and Institutions Code."
Thus, I am afraid that the parolee is not likely to see a joint suspension of sentence on a 211.
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