Gang Crimes and Enhancements
If you’re charged with crimes involving gang allegations, you need an experienced attorney because it is one of the most complex and complicated areas of the criminal justice system. It is also one area of the law where being in the wrong place at the wrong time can lead to a lifetime behind bars. It is the most prejudicial of any areas of criminal law we deal with.
The prejudicial nature of gang crime charges usually arise because people have so many preconceived notions about what gang members are and what they do. We make sure their rights are protected and that the Constitution works for those charged with gang crimes.
One thing to remember about gang charges is that they are usually added as enhancements to other charges. Enhancements are circumstances that can increase the punishment and in the case of gang enhancements, the punishment can increase almost exponentially.