No. H037262.

219 Cal.App.4th 500 (2013)

162 Cal. Rptr. 3d 43

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. RICK J. WILSON, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Sixth District.

September 5, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael Satris , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Kamala D. Harris , Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler , Assistant Attorney General, Stan Helfman and Christopher J. Wei , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.



This case concerns the scope of a court's power to increase a defendant's sentence based on the record of a prior conviction. The trial court initially sentenced defendant Rick J. Wilson to a term of 25 years to life for felony drunk driving — his third strike under the "Three Strikes" law. The court found the first two strikes based on the record of a prior drunk driving offense from 1993. In that case...

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