How To Respond To Gang Violence Charges
The team at The Law Office of Troy P. Owens, Jr., is committed to fighting to protect the rights of those accused of all types of crimes. We have successfully handled thousands of criminal cases, including those involving gang violence and gang enhancement penalties.
California Gang Violence Laws
In California, gang violence is not tolerated by local and state governments. In an effort to discourage gang activity, the state has established laws that punish those who participate in gangs.
Gang violence crimes are dealt with by the criminal justice system in three main ways, including:
- You can be charged for the crime of actively participating in a gang.
- A misdemeanor charge could be elevated to a felony charge if the crime was committed for the benefit of a gang.
- A gang-related crime subjects an offender to the possibility of enhanced sentencing.
If you have been accused of being involved in gang activity, you need a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who has extensive experience handling these types of cases and a proven track record of success. Contact attorney Troy P. Owens now to discuss your legal options.
What Is Gang Enhancement?
If a prosecutor can prove that a crime was committed by a gang member or on behalf of a gang, the prosecutor can use gang enhancement laws.
Gang enhancement allows prosecutors to seek harsher penalties to be imposed on defendants for certain types of crimes. The added penalties could result in an additional one to 10 years in prison.
Put An Experienced Lawyer On Your Side
Whether you were in the wrong place at the wrong time or got caught running with the wrong crowd, The Law Office of Troy P. Owens, Jr., is here to help. Attorney Owens understands that your future is on the line. He is prepared to seek the best possible outcome for your case. Contact attorney Owens today at 866-784-8994 to request a free consultation.