There are numerous special laws that are targeted to combat organized crime. These gang crime laws are tough: they give prosecutors more power and they impose severe punishment if someone is convicted. If you have been charged with a gang related offense in California, it is imperative that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney fighting to protect you.
California criminal defense attorney Michael Zimbert has handled these types of cases in both state and federal courts in the Los Angeles area. The Law Offices of Michael Zimbert and Associates are dedicated to defending their clients against gang related charges. If you would like to learn more about this issue or discuss your case, contact us today.
Gang Related Offenses in California
It is extremely important to have an experienced attorney represent you if you are charged with a gang related offense, because California law gives prosecutors broad power to bring charges against gang members. In fact, merely being a participating member of a gang is a crime punishable by up to 3 years.
And, any crimes that are considered gang-related can be punished by much harsher sentences. If a defendant has a history of gang related convictions, the sentence can be made harsher still. When a criminal conviction is gang related, years and even decades can be added onto the sentence by the court.
Because gang related criminal cases can be very complex, and because the penalties can be so severe, it is imperative for anyone charged with a gang related offense in the Los Angeles area to be represented by an experienced Los Angeles gang related offenses lawyer.
Contact the Law Offices of Michael Zimbert and Associates to Discuss Your Case
If you or a loved one has been charged with a gang related offense, it is crucial to have a criminal defense lawyer with experience handling these types of cases on your side. For more than three decades, attorney Michael Zimbert has practiced law in California, with an emphasis on narcotic offenses and gang related offenses. The Law Offices of Michael Zimbert has experience serving clients in both state and federal courts throughout the Los Angeles area, including in San Bernardino, Pasadena, and Ventura. Call today to schedule a consultation.