CALCULATING INDETERMINATE AND DETERMINATE SENTENCES
This California Court of Appeal writes a screed about the unintelligibility of the determinate sentencing law. No kdding. What is more infuriating than trying to figure out sentencing in California?
They try to help folks make correct calculations, using the "box" analogy. The trial court computes all indeterminate sentences separately, and puts that in one box. The court then computes all determinate sentences separately, in another box, then adds the two boxes together. Hey, sometimes there are three boxes! What fun.
People v. Neely; 2009 DJ DAR 12077; DJ, 8/17/09; C/A 2nd, Div. 6