Ventura Gang Offenses Lawyer
Charged with a Crime in Santa Barbara? Call Us for Legal Help.
Being accused of a crime is serious and can have severe consequences. However, the potential conviction penalties can greatly increase when you're charged with a crime that you committed as part of a gang. Depending on the nature of the offense, California law allows for various sentence enhancements that can significantly increase the amount of time you are required to spend in prison. If you're facing criminal allegations of a gang-related offense, act quickly to get a lawyer on your side.
The number of private-practice attorneys presented with the opportunity to handle a high-level gang case is low. At Law Office of Christopher P. Welch, our lawyer, Christopher P. Welch, is one of the few practicing attorneys who handles these types of matters. He is one of the leading gang crime defense lawyers in all of Southern California. We have obtained favorable results for past clients, and we will be committed to working toward the same for you. When we take on a case, especially one as serious as a gang offense, we are diligent in our preparation. We provide personalized attention to ensure we develop a unique legal strategy for your particular situation.
Get the legal help you need by calling us at (805) 467-6542.
What's a Gang Crime?
In California, if a person carries out an offense for the purposes of furthering or assisting with gang activity, they could be accused of committing a gang crime. They could also be charged for simply associating with a criminal street gang. The law defines a gang as a formal or informal group of 3 or more people that primarily commits one or more criminal acts.
The types of crimes that are considered gang offenses include, but are not limited to:
- Grand theft
- Money laundering
- Prohibited possession of a firearm
Types of Gang-Related Cases We Handle
As mentioned before, being charged with a crime committed for the benefit of a gang is serious. Because California seeks to minimize potential harm to its residents and visitors, people accused of gang offenses face fierce prosecution by the State, and they may be punished severely.
If you've been accused of a gang-related crime, you'll be going up against an opponent who spends a considerable amount of time prosecuting criminal offenses and thoroughly understands the system. Having an aggressive Ventura attorney on your side can level the playing field. At Law Office of Christopher P. Welch, our lawyer is a former prosecutor with over 10 years of legal experience. We have unique insight as to how the other side prepares for cases, and we will leverage our knowledge and skills to build a compelling defense strategy on your behalf.
We provide effective legal counsel for a variety of gang-related matters, including:
Attorney Christopher P. Welch's victories for past clients include the following:
- Described as one of the greatest victories in all of Ventura County, we defended a Lemonwood Chique gang member accused of the attempted murder of a rival gang member. Facing life in prison, the defendant was taken to trial under Mr. Welch's representation. The case was decided in our client's favor.
- We defended a member of the Los Angeles Crips accused of gang robbery at gunpoint. The defendant, who faced a lifetime prison sentence, turned to Mr. Welch for representation. Our lawyer's skillful negotiation methods with the District Attorney resulted in a dismissal of the charges.
Going to Bat for You
Regardless of how serious you believe your charges are, all hope is not lost. Our Ventura gang offenses attorney can discuss the charges your facing, the potential conviction penalties, and your legal options. We will provide open and honest representation from the beginning of your case until its conclusion.
“Mr. Welch took care of all my worries and concerns, while clearing my name.”- James D.
“He made us feel comfortable in his capable hands going through the worst situations our family has faced.”- Lynette D.
“Chris Welch is the best choice and Attorney ever!”- Janet O.