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.

http://www.greghillassociates.com/when-a-gang-sentence-is-not-a-gang-enhancement.html

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