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Does the 3 strikes rule combine offenses of various states or is it based on state by state?


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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    It is based on the State where the last matter happened but can include convictions from other States.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 6/2/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you evaluate the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to go to trial. Consider seeking a confidential consultation.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 5/29/2013
    Carlos H. Davalos | The Law Office of Carlos H. Davalos
    1608 N. 16th Ave.
    Melrose Park, IL 60160
    (773) 312-0234
    That's a good question. I would look to the statute in your jurisdiction and check the language. If nothing indicates that the convictions must be in-state, it is safe to assume that out of state convictions count. They certainly do count for DUI offenders in Illinois.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 5/28/2013
    Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    343 East Main Street, Suite 314
    Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 463-9715
    Easiest answer is to say they get combined. Do a crime in state A that is a strike in state B it counts.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 5/28/2013
    Eric Sterkenburg | Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
    16478 Beach Boulevard, No. 329
    Westminster, CA 92683
    (562) 477-6940
    The three strikes rule is found in the California Penal Code. However, most states have a similar code.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 5/28/2013
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