You should be asking your attorney. Or retain someone to review the matter to possibly file an appeal. Good luck.
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You should be asking the attorney who represented you in the case. Looking at the sections, which involve prior strikes, we do not know if there are one or two prior strikes. The vehicular manslaughter conviction alone, depending on prior DUIs and the like, can carry a sentence of 15 years to life. The strike provisions can add 5 years or more to the sentence. If the sentence is not appropriate, you may want to consider filing an appeal.
Someone was killed here, so this sounds about right. Speak with the attorney about filing a notice of appeal within 60 days of the sentencing. You've provided no facts at all, so, it's impossible to say anything more. Be sure a notice of appeal is filed within 60 days. If the defendant admitted guilt via guilty plea the grounds for appeal are minimal--i.e. the sentence was illegal. This person also has a strike prior so whatever prison term was selected was doubled by operation of the strike.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--Former Prosecutor--20 years experience.
You should speak with the attorney that defended the case who will know the details, but based on the charges, someone was killed, and there are priors that enhanced the sentence, (based on the so called "three strikes" law), so it may be an appropriate sentence.
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Need a lot more information that that to answer your question. But they should definitely file a notice of appeal if within 60 calendar days of sentencing.
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