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.

http://www.greghillassociates.com/what-s-a-criminal-street-gang-for-a-sentencing-enhancement.html.

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