Fresno Gang Crimes Attorney
Under the laws of the State of California, any organization whose primary focus is carrying out criminal activity is considered a gang. The law states that it is illegal for a person to be involved in a criminal street gang, neighborhood gang, or motorcycle gang. If you are accused of a crime and are thought to be involved with a gang you could be charged with gang enhancements which will lead to harsher punishments and are usually considered “strike” offense under the Three Strikes Law and require registration as a gang member.
If you are being charged with a gang related crime you need an experienced attorney who will fight for you. Mr. Mitchell will aggressively pursue your case and won’t let the prosecution run over you. He represents those accused of gang offenses in Fresno, Merced, Madera, Visalia, Tulare, and Hanford. Contact Fresno Gang Defense Lawyer Mike Mitchell at (559) 222-2424.
How is it determined if you are involved in a gang? The police decide if you are part of a gang affiliation if you meet certain criteria. Generally, there are thirty (30) different criteria which can result in someone being classified as a gang member, the police gang “expert” cops refer to this criteria as the “dirty thirty.” This criteria includes but is not limited to receiving mail from a known gang member, being photographed with someone who is flashing a “gang” sign, or even wearing clothes of a certain color. Believe it or not, one of the criteria is being arrested for a gang offense, even the gang offense of which you are currently being charged.
Of course this is outrageous. It would be comical if the consequences were not so severe. This criteria is so vague and absurd that it leads to numerous false accusations of gang involvement. Fresno Gang Attorney, Michael E. Mitchell has extensive experience fighting gang prosecutions. He has represented multiple clients facing life sentences for murder and attempted murder involving gang enhancements. Recently, one of his defense cases was featured on National Television on the popular real life documentary “Gang Land.” Contact Mr. Mitchell today to see how he can help you avoid possible punishment for a gang crime.
If you have been accused of a crime and gang enhancements, you need the knowledge and experience of Fresno Gang Defense Attorney Michael E. Mitchell on your side, you can reach him via email or telephone right now at (559) 222-2424.