Jul. 21, 2022 – People v. Beasley (4th Dist., Div. 3, G060302)

After defendant pled to a robbery he committed while on parole from a 25-to-life sentence, the trial court dismissed all three of defendant’s prior strikes, his three prior serious felony convictions, and the weapon-use enhancement, and sentenced defendant to the low term of 2 years. The court of appeal agrees with the People that this was an abuse of discretion, finding that the trial court’s reasons for dismissing all three of the prior strikes “do not withstand scrutiny.” The court remands with instructions to allow defendant to withdraw his plea.