Can a Sentence Be Increased with a 10-Year Gang Enhancement If Defendant Acted Alone?

The enhancement for committing a crime to benefit a criminal street gang is often alleged improperly or without proper factual support.  Can someone benefit a street gang by committing a crime alone?  The answer is certainly yes, but in the following case, the appellate court found, under the facts, that such an enhancement was improper.  To read about this reported decision, click on the following link.

http://www.greghillassociates.com/conviction-related-to-acting-as-gang-member-ok-if-act-alone.html.

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