Monday, December 10, 2012

People v. Conley (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 10, 2012)

What's the appropriate sentence for someone who's convicted of DUI -- one in which there's neither an accident nor an injury (rather, merely a straightforward DUI) -- and who's had several prior DUIs.

Twenty five years to life.

Fortunately for Patrick Conley, Proposition 36 passed.  So maybe he's going to get his three strike sentence reduced.

Can't get it reduced on appeal.  But maybe later.

Here was a dude with a lot at stake -- even more than Obama and Romney -- at the last election.