People v. Cardenas-Rodriguez CA4/2

Case No.: E058389    

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
MANUEL ISAIAS CARDENAS- RODRIGUEZ, Defendant and Appellant.

E058389 (Super.Ct.No. CR67529)
OPINION

APPEAL from the Superior Court of Riverside County. Robert G. Spitzer and Becky Dugan, Judges. Affirmed.

Alan Yockelson, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

No appearance for Plaintiff and Respondent.

In 1997, defendant and appellant Manuel Isaias Cardenas-Rodriguez pleaded guilty to several offenses related to possession of controlled substances, together with offenses and enhancements relating to possession of firearms (substantive offense of possession of firearms by an ex-felon, and enhancements of possession of firearms in connection with possession of drugs). Defendant was sentenced as a third striker to a term of 26 years to life in state prison.

In 2012, after passage of the Three Strikes Reform A........