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What would the sentencing for 2 first degree burglary charges be, and a felony drug charge/probation violation?

Costa Mesa, CA |

If he/she was bailed out and granted probation for the burglary and then was caught once again whilst on probation (with a felony drug charge) and put back in jail with a very high bail. Now there are 3 cases that are being worked on, 2 felonies and one misdemeanor.

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If the person is on probation and picks up a new case his probation could be revoked and a sentence imposed. Your question is a little unclear about the new case(s). If there are three new cases it may be difficult to avoid some time in jail/prison. He needs to consult a lawyer.



Thank you for answering, yes he had 2 new cases that were picked up making that 3 total that are being worked on. He has been in jail for 3 months now with a couple lawyers working on his case.


Your question is a little unclear. If they were out on bail when they picked up a new felony, that could potentially add two years. If you were on probation and picked up a new case, in addition to punishment for the new case they could receive additional time on the probation case.

A first degree (residential) burglary is a serious felony and is a "strike" in the three strikes law. It carries a presumption that the person will go to state prison instead of county jail and probation. If that is the case, the minimum is two years served at 80%.

There may be legal or factual defenses to these charges and the stakes are very high so obviously this person needs the best attorney they can find.

Please pardon any typos - posted via mobile device.

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Probation revoked and sentence imposed. I am not clear on the other charges specifics. See an attorney.


The phrase "very high bail" has me concern with two first degree burglaries because first degree burglaries are strikes and if this is the possible third strike then there would be "very high bail." It's all speculation without knowing the specifics, but three strike opportunities are for 25 years to life, with the emphasis on life. My recommendation is to ask a criminal defense attorney for a free consultation to discuss further because many questions remain. I wish your friend the best.

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