Everything about this opinion seems copasetic. But the defendant gets sentenced to over two decades in prison in a non-three-strikes case for secretly taking some credit cards and a Nordstroms gift card from a purse during an open house? Really? Does that seem . . . I don't know . . . a little harsh?
Especially for a guy (like here) in his 50's. It's essentially a death sentence, no?
Yeah, I know, it's technically burglary. Yes, apparently, there's an enhancement if your burglary is in a house in which someone else (a non-accomplice) is present.
Still. Knowing nothing more than what I read in the opinion, I was a bit surprised by the sentence.
Perhaps I shouldn't have been. But I was.