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The People v. Anthony Ralph Chavez

April 22, 2013

THE PEOPLE, PLAINTIFF AND RESPONDENT,
v.
ANTHONY RALPH CHAVEZ, DEFENDANT AND APPELLANT.



(Super. Ct. No. CR122782)

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Duarte , J.

P. v. Chavez

CA3

NOT TO BE PUBLISHED

California Rules of Court, rule 8.1115(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 8.1115(b). This opinion has not been certified for publication or ordered published for purposes of rule 8.1115.

Appointed counsel for defendant Anthony Ralph Chavez has asked this court to review the record to determine whether there exist any arguable issues on appeal. (People v. Wende (1979) 25 Cal.3d 436 (Wende).) We shall affirm the judgment, but order the abstract of judgment corrected as we explain post.

BACKGROUND

On June 14, 2012, defendant sold approximately 3.4 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover agent. Defendant was driving a stolen vehicle. When law enforcement attempted to stop defendant, he fled.

On June 27, 2012, law enforcement located defendant in Sacramento, driving the same stolen vehicle. Law enforcement attempted to stop him and he fled again. He drove "recklessly" to evade law enforcement; he ran through red light intersections and, although it was evening, he did not turn on the car's headlights. Law enforcement ended their pursuit "for fear of public safety." They later found the stolen vehicle with .5 grams of heroin inside.

On July 10, 2012, defendant (in a different stolen vehicle) negotiated the sale of half an ounce of methamphetamine to another undercover agent. When defendant arrived at the location agreed upon for the sale, uniformed law enforcement officers attempted to arrest him. Defendant ran from the officers but was ultimately detained. The officers found .2 grams of heroin and .5 grams of marijuana in defendant's possession.

Defendant was arrested and subsequently charged with the following: (1) transporting methamphetamine, a controlled substance (Health & Saf. Code, §11379, subd. (a)); (2) selling methamphetamine, a controlled substance (Health & Saf. Code, § 11379, subd. (a)); (3) two counts of theft of a vehicle, with a prior felony conviction for vehicle theft (Veh. Code, § 10851, subd. (a), Pen. Code, § 666.5, subd. (a)); (4) two counts of transporting heroin, a controlled substance (Health & Saf. Code, § 11352, subd. (a)); (5) evading a peace officer with reckless driving (Veh. Code, § 2800.2); (6) conspiracy to sell methamphetamine, a felony (Pen. Code, § 182, subd. (a)(1)); (7) offering to sell methamphetamine, a controlled substance (Health & Saf. Code, § 11379, subd. (a)); (8) purchase or receipt of a stolen vehicle (Pen. Code, § 496d, subd. (a)); (9) evading a peace officer (Veh. Code, § 2800.1, subd. (a)); and (10) resisting or obstructing a peace officer (Pen. Code, § 148, subd. (a)(1)). It was further alleged that defendant previously served three prison terms. (Pen. Code, § 667.5, subd. (b).)

Defendant pleaded no contest to one count of transporting methamphetamine in violation of Health and Safety Code, section 11379, subdivision (a) and one count of theft of a vehicle with a prior conviction for theft of a vehicle in violation of Vehicle Code section 10851, subdivision (a) and Penal Code section 666.5, subdivision (a). Defendant also admitted to serving three prior prison terms (Pen. Code, § 667.5, subd. (b)).

In exchange for his plea, the People agreed to a sentencing lid of eight years (to be served in "county prison") and to dismiss the remainder of the charges and allegations. The People also agreed defendant was eligible for a "split sentence" under the terms of Penal Code section 1170, subdivision (h)(5)(b).

The trial court sentenced defendant in accordance with his plea to a "split sentence": 1947 days in custody and 973 days of mandatory supervision. Defendant was awarded custody credit and ordered to pay various fines and fees. ...


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