Ventura Gang Defense Lawyer
Participation in a gang is a crime punishable by California Penal Code
There are really two separate crimes:
- The first penalizes participation in a criminal street gang in any capacity.
- The second crime is when you are convicted of the underlying offense and
it was found to be for the benefit of a criminal street gang. It is not
really a separate crime, but you face additional penalties. This is called
a “gang enhancement.” A number of crimes have a gang enhancement
available. A gang enhancement makes any felony a strike.
If you have been accused of participation in a gang, speak with the
Law Office of Christopher P. Welch today for a free consultation. As a Ventura
criminal defense attorney, he is prepared to defend you!