Friday, June 15, 2012

People v. Little (Cal. Ct. App. - June 15, 2012)

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.