If she has convictions for charges that are listed in Penal Code section 1192.7(c), she has a strike for every charge listed there for which she has been convicted.
If she has those convictions, then this case would be a third strike and the potential sentence is 25 to life.
I gave you a coe section to look at because many times a defendant's family and friends, as well as the defendant, think that any prior conviction is a strike. Having said that, you should talk to her attorney to be certain.
If he prior convictions are not strikes, the potential sentence depends on the 459. If it is second degree, commonly called commercial or auto, then the max is 3 years plus one for the prison prior. If it is a residence where people live, then the max is 6 plus one for the prison prior.
The above is not intended as legal advice. The response does not constitute the creation of an attorney client relationship as this forum does not provide for a confidential communication.
With two strikes ANY felony can result in a 3rd strike sanction. On top of that this is not just any felony; it is a violent felony and thus another strike as defined in the Penal Code. She needs a good (as in very) lawyer.
Sad for your sister. If she has two strikes then any felony is considered the third strike.
Worse case scenario. If she only has 2 strikes and this case is a residential burglary. Then
25 years + 10 years (Two 5 year priors) = 35 years TO LIFE.
If this case is a commercial burglary then - 25 TO LIFE
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