Gang Crimes in Modesto

Increased Penalties for Gang-Related Offenses

It is a fact that gang members engage in a higher level of serious and violent crimes than their non-gang-involved peers. The Law Offices of Mark Girdner provide legal representation to clients charged with gang-related offenses. Penalties for gun violence, drug crimes, and violence can be more severe if there is a gang affiliation.

A gang enhancement can add 5, 10, or 25 years to life in prison on top of an underlying charge. Drive-by shootings and hate crimes add another extension to your penalties. Modesto Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Girdner can handle high-stakes criminal cases and navigate the legal system to try to prevent a gang enhancement in your case.

Additional Penalties for Severe Crimes

Any charge can come with a gang enhancement if the suspect committed the crime for the benefit of promoting a criminal street gang.

The penalties for a gang enhancement to your crime include:

  • Additional years in prison
  • An automatic felony conviction for drive-by shootings
  • A strike in the California Three Strikes Law
  • The inability to find work or housing in the future
  • A permanent mark on your criminal record

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The consequences of a gang enhancement are severe, which is why it is important to seek experienced and knowledgeable legal defense immediately after an arrest. The Law Offices of Mark Girdner offer 24/7 availability and meticulous service to determine the best course of action for your specific case. At our firm, you will find aggressive defense to help minimize the risk of a gang crime conviction.

Our dedicated law firm can help represent you or a loved one in a gang crime case. Contact us today for a free consultation!