What Is a Gang Enhancement for Purposes of a Sentencing Enhancement?

Are you or is someone you know being charged with a crime that involves a gang enhancement for purposes of sentencing?  The enhancement, provided under Penal Code § 186.22, allows a judge to add five years to the sentence if he or she finds the crime was committed for the benefit of such a gang with the specific intent to benefit or promote the gang.  How does such a definition apply in a real case?  Click on the link below to find out.


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