People Convicted Of Gang Crimes Face Harsher Penalties

California takes gang crimes seriously, and the state has created a number of enhancements for gang-related charges. If you have been accused of committing a gang crime, or an offense that can be enhanced by the allegation that you acted in furtherance of gang activity, you will face harsher penalties if convicted. The lawyers at Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, can protect your rights and minimize the impact of any gang-related charges or enhancements.

Prosecutors Will Try To Prove You Are A Gang Member

In California, if the prosecution has any reason to believe that your crime was gang-related, they may try to prove that you are a "validated" gang member and that your crime was committed in furtherance of gang activity. Conviction of such an enhancement carries significant punishment.

There is a broad definition of what constitutes gang membership or a gang-related crime. The definition can range from small neighborhood associations to the most notorious criminal enterprises. These enhancements can be charged with virtually any crime, but include:

  • Drug offenses
  • Sexual assault
  • Assault and battery
  • Gun charges
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder and manslaughter

Gang enhancements can also play a role in juvenile cases as well. If you have been charged with a juvenile crime and have a known gang affiliation, you need the finest criminal defense team on your side.

Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, has the experience, formidable reputation and resources to defend these serious charges. With offices in the Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin Judicial District of Alameda County, the firm serves clients throughout Northern California.

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