Gang Crimes

Under California law, Any person who actively participates in any criminal street gang with knowledge that its members engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal gang activity, and who willfully promotes, furthers, or assists in any felonious criminal conduct by members of that gang, can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony.  However, given the proliferation of gangs in California, most gang crimes are prosecuted as felonies.

Moreover, many crimes can be charged with what is called a “gang enhancement” which greatly increases the punishment for the crime charged, and can be a "strike" under California's "Three Strike" laws.

In order to prove a gang crime or enhancement, the prosecutor must show that the crime was perpetrated for the benefit of a gang. By use of experts, gang affiliations and involvment can be disputed. Benjamin Zicherman has the skill and experience to properly defend individuals against gang allegations and enhancements.

If you, a family member or friend has been charged with a gang crime, early representation is the key to a successful defense. At the Law Offices Benjamin Zicherman, I have the experience, resources and sophistication to defend your rights. Contact meimmediately for your free consultation.