Gang-Related Crimes

Gang affiliation is an enhancement that prosecutors can add to an underlying criminal charge. You do not need to be a member of a street gang for this enhancement to apply. However, if gang affiliation can be proved, then the crime becomes a "gang crime" and the potential penalties increase drastically.

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Get Early Help From an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in Gang Crimes Cases

If you have been charged with any type of crime and the prosecutor's office has added a gang affiliation enhancement, it is critically important to get early assistance from a knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense lawyer.

I will conduct an independent investigation into the incident that led to your arrest. For example, I will gather detailed information about your background, your friends and associates and other information that will help defend against a gang enhancement.

Criminal Defense in San Diego County Since 1989

For more than two decades, I have focused my legal practice on criminal defense work in San Diego County, Temecula, Murrieta and throughout Southern California. I have advanced knowledge of all the gang-crime enhancements, how the prosecutor's offices use the gang crime enhancements to get longer prison sentences, and how to fight back effectively against the prosecutor's allegation that you committed a crime to assist or in furtherance of a street gang.

Contact Keith H. Rutman, Attorney at Law

I offer all new clients a free and confidential half-hour consultation, either in person or by telephone. I handle almost all gang crime cases for a flat fee, plus expenses. If the case goes to trial, I charge an additional daily fee.

To schedule an appointment, call toll-free, 888-714-6354, or 619-573-4988. Or, send an e-mail for a prompt response.

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