We will protect you from unfair penalties as your gang crimes defense attorney
Gang activity can be extremely destructive to communities, which is why both state and federal law takes a hard line on gang crimes. When a crime is taken at the direction of or for the benefit of a criminal gang, the defendant will face harsher penalties for that crime through gang sentencing enhancements, as well as additional penalties for their gang involvement.
If you have been accused of criminal activity and gang involvement, it is imperative to consult an experienced gang crimes defense attorney such as Perlmutter & Pourshalimi who understands the special laws related to gang crimes, such as:
- California STEP Act
- RICO Act
- VICAR Act
- Kingpin Statute
We will work hard to protect you from being unfairly punished under any of these harsh gang laws.
Possible Gang Crimes Defenses
A gang crimes defense strategy typically has two parts. First, there is the defense for the underlying criminal act, such as a murder, robbery, drug sale, etc. Then, there is the defense for the gang charges.
At Perlmutter & Pourshalimi, we will make disproving the underlying charge our first priority. As former prosecutors ourselves, we know what it takes to build a case against a defendant, and we can use this knowledge to dismantle and disprove the prosecution’s arguments against our clients.
If there is overwhelming evidence against you and a conviction for the underlying charge seems likely, we will focus on protecting you from the application of additional charges or sentencing enhancements related to gang activity. This may be done by arguing that:
- The crime was not actually gang-related, or
- The criminal organization doesn’t actually meet the legal definition of a gang
Why Choose Perlmutter & Pourshalimi as Your Gang Crimes Defense Attorney
Perlmutter & Pourshalimi makes an excellent choice of gang crimes defense attorney because we are passionate about winning cases, not just doing damage control with plea deals that may carry lesser penalties, but will still leave you with a black mark on your criminal record. We are experienced litigators with a strong record of success in jury trials. We will not even ask you to consider a plea deal unless it is in your best interests to do so, and the prosecution really has offered you the best possible deal.
We know that gang crimes cases can be confusing and overwhelming, and we will do our best to help you through your encounter with the criminal justice system in a positive and stress-free manner.
Call Now to Start Building Your Defense
If you have been accused of a gang crime, Perlmutter & Pourshalimi is here for you. You can reach us 24/7 at 310-295-2236 for immediate assistance. It all starts with a free consultation.