People v. SkilesAnnotate this Case
Defendant was convicted of residential burglary and receiving stolen property. The trial court held a trial to determine whether defendant had suffered a prior Alabama felony conviction that qualified as a serious felony conviction under the Three Strikes Law, Pen. Code, 667. At issue was whether faxed copies of certified court records were admissible to establish that a prior conviction qualified as a serious or violent felony under the Three Strikes law. The court affirmed the Court of Appeal judgment upholding the trial court's admission of the faxed copy of the certified court record because there was sufficient evidence to sustain a finding that the faxed document was an accurate copy of an authentic court record from the Circuit Court of Lauderdale County, Alabama.