Charges relating to violent crimes shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you’re facing charges of this nature in the state of California, the Law Offices Of Lisa A. Kopelman can help. We know that being convicted of a violent crime could have an impact on the rest of your life. Rely on our attorney’s 30+ years of legal practice experience to prepare you for your case involving:
When a gang enhancement is added to an offense the penalty can be increased by an additional 1 year all the way to 25 to life.
One troubling aspect of these offenses is that you don’t have to be a gang member and you don’t have to be the main perpetrator of the crime for the enhancements to apply. You simply have to have committed a felony for the benefit of a gang. To defend these cases your attorney must investigate every aspect of the crime charged. While being a gang member is not a necessary element, it is helpful to be able to show that you have little if any connection with a gang. Often police officers will testify that someone is a gang member simply because they grew up in a gang neighborhood or have family members who are gang members. As a result, a thorough and complete life history investigation must be conducted as well as an investigation of the charged crimes.
At the Law Offices Of Lisa A. Kopelman, we’re committed to building strong working relationships with our clients. When you call our law office to schedule a consultation, we’ll arrange a time for you to meet with attorney Kopelman face-to-face. At your free initial consultation, we’ll explore the details of your case and start building your defense.
Let’s get started. Call 949-354-3452 to schedule an appointment in Irvine, CA and the surrounding Orange County area.