If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime, it is important to contact a skilled defense attorney. California legislators have imposed sentence enhancements for crimes committed in affiliation with or for the benefit of gangs. Prosecutors will take an aggressive stance in seeking the maximum possible sentence. You need an experienced lawyer on your side who can effectively defend you against these charges.
E-mail us or call us toll-free at (800) TKO-4LAW for a free initial consultation with a dedicated gang enhancement charges defense attorney. (800) 856-4529.
At Rooney Law Firm, our Chico defense lawyers fully understand the obstacles you face when up against gang enhancement charges. We have more than 30 combined years of experience guiding clients through even the most complex charges. Trust us to vigorously defend your rights and protect your freedom.
California Penal Code Section 186.22 defines a gang-related crime as any felony committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with any criminal street gang, with the specific intent to promote, further, or assist in any criminal conduct by gang members.
Getting the Right Results Starts With Choosing the Right Attorney
Our firm provides legal defense to residents in communities throughout California who face a wide range of charges, including:
- Shooting from or at an occupied vehicle
- Gun charges
- Car jacking
- Drug trafficking
- Gang-related murder
In these situations, it is common for the prosecutor and law enforcement to aggressively pursue gang-related sentencing enhancements. One of the most common defenses relates to the scene of the crime. The fact that a person is present or did not prevent the crime does not mean that an individual aided or abetted the actions of that particular gang. Trust us to investigate every aspect of your charge to develop a unique and effective strategy for your defense.
Contact a Knowledgeable California Gang Enhancement Laws Attorney
For a free initial consultation about how we can protect you from a gang-related crime charge, e-mail us or call us toll-free at (800) TKO-4LAW or (800) 856-4529.