California Sentencing Enhancement

California Sentencing Enhancement Penal Code Section 654-678 Sentencing Enhancement are laws that provide for the longest potential term of imprisonment. These Enhancements come in five areas of prior crimes. This allows the sentencing judge to “enhance” the sentence more than it normally would be:Guns, Drugs, Gangs, Great Bodily Injury and Carjacking. There are two consequences for having one prior strike or prior charge. Your new Felony doubles and a 5 year Sentence Enhancement applies, expect for the “THREE STRIKES LAW”, there are multiple sentence enhancements that can fit a single crime (Penal Code 1170.1) This also helps make sure that the “punishment fits the crime”, this helps keep the public safe and makes sure that those who commit crimes over and over are put behind bars.