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People v. Briones, B195452

Sentence of 50 years to life in prison under the Three Strikes Law for possession of drugs for sale and conspiracy to possess drugs for sale is reversed in part and affirmed in part where: 1) defendant may be convicted for only one act of conspiracy to possess drugs for sale; and 2) because the conspiracy and drug convictions were based on the same set of operative facts, defendant may not be punished for both the substantive offenses and the conspiracy.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/09/2008
  • Published 10/09/2008

Judges

  • GILBERT, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Richard E. Holly, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Steven D. Matthews, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Ryan B. McCarroll, Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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