People v. AhmedAnnotate this Case
Defendant was convicted of assault with a firearm and the jury found true two sentence enhancement allegations as to that crime: personal use of a firearm and personal infliction of great bodily injury. At issue was the relevance, if any, of Penal Code section 654. The court concluded that, in this case, the relevant specific statute, section 1170.1, permitted the court to impose both one weapon enhancement and one great-bodily-injury enhancement. Accordingly, the trial court properly imposed both enhancements. Because the specific statute provided the answer, the court did not turn to section 654. Accordingly, the court reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeal and remanded for further proceedings.