We defend those accused of a gang related crime. In the State of California, gang members who engage in illegal gang behaviors are punished harshly by the criminal justice system. If you are arrested for any type of crime, and you are affiliated with a street gang, you could face penalties in addition to those associated with the offense you are charged with committing. Call to get a free case evaluation and we’ll get started working on your defense.
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Local prosecutors and police have zero tolerance for gangs and gang related criminal activity. Thus, it is imperative that you retain experienced counsel if you are arrested for a gang crime, regardless of whether you committed the act for the benefit of the gang or not. Our criminal defense lawyers have handled more than 50 jury trials ranging from bombings and arson to criminal threats and rape. We understand the impact a conviction can have on your life and we are ready to work tirelessly to defend you in court.
Participation in a Gang in California
Many people fail to realize that participation in a gang is illegal. Under Penal Code section 186.20-186.33, any person who actively participates in any criminal street gang with knowledge that its members engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal gang activity, and who willfully promotes, furthers, or assists in any felonious criminal conduct by members of that gang, shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or two or three years.
Gang Related Crime Enhancement Law
If the prosecution charges you with committing a gang crime, you may receive an enhanced sentence. According to California Penal Code 186.22(b) any person who is convicted of a felony committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a criminal gang with the specific intent to promote, further, or assist in any criminal conduct by gang members faces increased punishment.
Additionally, if the crime you commit is on the strike list, you could face further penalties. The defense lawyers at our firm have an in-depth understanding of gang laws and the "Three Strikes" system. If you face charges for a gang related crime, let our highly qualified legal team build you a solid case.
Charges for gang crimes in California can cost your freedom. At David Lehr Law, our experienced criminal defense attorneys are ready to provide you with unrivaled support at every stage of your case. To schedule a free consultation, call our office, or fill out a contact form above. Our office has flexible hours, plenty of parking, and is close to public transportation. Hablamos Español.
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Call us if you have been charged with a gang related crime in Ventura, Camarillo, or Oxnard.