Friday, March 16, 2018

People v. Aguirre (Cal. Ct. App. - March 16, 2018)

It's bad enough when you're paying for something with a counterfeit $100 bill.  It's even worse when you've got a total of $1,310 in counterfeit currency in your purse at the same time.  And if you do all that when you're on probation, and hence subject to a search condition, wow, that's incredibly unwise.

But when you do all this and you have some methamphetamine and a glass pipe in that same purse, well, at that point, I don't know what advise I can give you.

The defendant here, Beatrice Aguirre, actually gets an amazing deal; she gets to plead guilty to only a single count of forgery for all of the above.  Plus the deal says that she gets to withdraw the plea if the judge sentences her to anything except probation.  Not bad.  Especially for someone with two prior prison terms!

Though then Ms. Aguirre -- again, unwisely -- skips out on her sentencing hearing.  So the deal gets vacated, a bench warrant is issued, she's eventually caught, and ultimately gets sentenced to a couple of years in the pokey.

Plus her current Prop. 47 motion gets denied.

A series of unfortunate events for the unlucky -- and unwise -- Ms. Aguirre.