Ventura Gang Defense Lawyer
Participation in a gang is a crime punishable by California Penal Code section 186.22.
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!
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