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Sentencing Enhancements: New Law Change Offers Opportunity to Fight Excessive Charges in the Interests of Justice

Enhancements: The Prosecution Tool to Maximize Potential Punishment Sentencing enhancements are allegations made by the District Attorney that attach to an underlying charge that increase, or “enhance”, punishment for that crime. There are conduct enhancements, such as an allegation that an assault or other offense was committed with “great bodily injury” (See Cal. Penal Code…

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