California, United States of America
The following excerpt is from People v. Sanchez, G048436 (Cal. App. 2014):
Under section 654, subdivision (a), "An act or omission that is punishable in different ways by different provisions of law shall be punished under the provision that provides for the longest potential term of imprisonment, but in no case shall the act or omission be punished under more than one provision. . . ." The statute bars multiple punishment for separate offenses arising out of a single occurrence where all of the offenses were incident to one objective. (People v. McKinzie (2012) 54 Cal.4th 1302, 1368.) "'"'A trial court's [express or] implied finding that a defendant harbored a separate intent and objective for each offense will be upheld on appeal if it is supported by substantial evidence.'"'" (Ibid.) The court here found "count 3 is not subject to the provisions of [section] 654."
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