California Code, Penal Code - PEN § 1192.8




(a) For purposes of subdivision (c) of Section 1192.7 , “serious felony” also means any violation of Section 191.5 , paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 192 , subdivision (a) , (b), or (c) of Section 192.5 of this code, or Section 2800.3, subdivision (b) of Section 23104 , or Section 23153 of the Vehicle Code , when any of these offenses involve the personal infliction of great bodily injury on any person other than an accomplice, or the personal use of a dangerous or deadly weapon, within the meaning of paragraph (8) or (23) of subdivision (c) of Section 1192.7 .

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature, in enacting subdivision (a), to codify the court decisions of People v. Gonzales, 29 Cal. App. 4th 1684 , and People v. Bow, 13 Cal. App. 4th 1551 , and to clarify that the crimes specified in subdivision (a) have always been, and continue to be, serious felonies within the meaning of subdivision (c) of Section 1192.7 .





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