Do you have to be informed that you're receiving a strike or plead guilty to a strike in addition to your felony? 3 Answers as of March 23, 2015

Riverside County, CA. 1995 conviction for 245a1 plus 12022.7a. Sentence for the enhancement was suspended.

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Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
Generally you do not have to be informed at the time you plead that it is a strike for it to be used as a strike in the future. One example of that is you can be charged with a strike that was not a strike at the time but became one later but before the new case in which that prior conviction is alleged to be a strike. On the other hand if you try to set aside your conviction before the commission of a new offense you might be able to set aside your plea if you successfully allege that you were not aware that you were pleading to a strike. In addition, if you were affirmatively told you were not pleading to a strike and then later the prior is alleged as a strike you have an argument that you were mislead and the strike cannot be so used.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/23/2015
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law | Mark A. Broughton
No. Good practice is to advise the defendant at the time of the plea, but it is not required and most judges do not do it unless requested to do so by the parties. Sometimes, this fact (that the plea is to a strike offense) is included on the change of plea form ("other consequences of the plea"), but again, not always.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/19/2015
Law Offices of Martina A. Vigil, PC
Law Offices of Martina A. Vigil, PC | Martina A. Vigil
Yes. You must have the full knowledge that you are pleading to a strike.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/19/2015
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