Sentencing Enhancement for Gang Benefit in Norwalk Reversed

An allegation that defendant committed a crime with the specific intent to assist, benefit or promote a certain gang can be a tough thing to prove.  The prosecution must also prove that the crime committed was “gang related.”  However, since defendants associated with gangs are often seen as fundamentally bad people, the rigorous legal standards that should apply are often relaxed.  To read about one such case where the gang enhancement was improperly found, click on the following link.

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