What’s a Criminal Street Gang for a Sentencing Enhancement?

Our office is often asked what defines a criminal street gang for purposes of someone being sentenced to a higher amount (Penal Code § 186.22)?  How much is the enhancement?  Does it vary by the type of crime?  If the conduct is quite serious, does such a gang connotation affect when one is eligible for parole as well?  How does the prosecution prove that someone is affiliated with a gang and acted for the benefit of a street gang?  To read answers to these questions, click on the following link.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s