Q: 3 strikes? Even if in different counties?
My ex has 2 prior felonies and in march had been charged w domestic violence against me when i had to go to the ER he was never arrested because he didnt get caught (this was riverside county) then last week he got arrested for domestic violence and gun possesion ( san bernadino county) he is currently in custody. Will they go after him for 3rd strike since it happend in different counties? His previous was riv co and one case of mine in riv co and this recent 1 is san bernadino co.
A: more info needed.
i don't think it makes a difference what county, let alone what state.
A: Your "ex" needs to hire a skilled and experienced private criminal defense attorney.
A felon in possession of a firearm on the DV charges he is facing in SB county alone can result in substantial jail time in state prison. The other DV is probably charged as felony as well due to you having to be treated for your injuries at a hospital e-room. Regardless which of the DV felony charge results in a conviction, he will be transported to the other county and have additional jail time imposed.
If he elects to have a PD (Public Defender) represent him, he'll have 2 (one for each county) and won't be able to do much, if at all, for him. A private defense attorney can represent him in connection with both charges to minimize the jail time he is facing.
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