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How big of an effect do gang affiliation have on charges? If there are diff charges does each charge get a seperate add on for gang affiliation? Any info on gang charges would be highly appreciated. Thank you
It can have a big effect on a sentence. PC.186.22
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Cal. P.C 186.22
(a) Any person who actively participates in any criminal street gang with knowledge that its members engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal gang activity, and who willfully promotes, furthers, or assists in any felonious criminal conduct by members of that gang, shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or two or three years.

(b) (1) Except as provided in paragraphs (4) and (5), any person who is convicted of a felony committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with any criminal street gang, with the specific intent to promote, further, or assist in any criminal conduct by gang members, shall, upon conviction of that felony, in addition and consecutive to the punishment prescribed for the felony or attempted felony of which he or she has been convicted, be punished as follows:

(A) Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C), the person shall be punished by an additional term of two, three, or four years at the court’s discretion.
(B) If the felony is a serious felony, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 1192.7, the person shall be punished by an additional term of five years.
(C) If the felony is a violent felony, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 667.5, the person shall be punished by an additional term of 10 years.

(2) If the underlying felony described in paragraph (1) is committed on the grounds of, or within 1,000 feet of, a public or private elementary, vocational, junior high, or high school, during hours in which the facility is open for classes or school-related programs or when minors are using the facility, that fact shall be a circumstance in aggravation of the crime in imposing a term under paragraph (1).

(3) The court shall select the sentence enhancement which, in the court’s discretion, best serves the interests of justice and shall state the reasons for its choice on the record at the time of the sentencing in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (d) of Section 1170.1.
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The original charge was AWD, plus firearm enhancement. They put a plea on the table for 7 years, AWD only. Because there was no gun and the only witness was inherently biased, my husband took it to court. Obviously, that didn't work out.

His co-defendant had prior felony charges and wound up with an indeterminate (to Life) sentence.
My husband was told 20 to life but still hasn't received a plea deal. He doesn't want to take anything over 10 but trial scares me! Thanks again.
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My husband was told 20 to life but still hasn't received a plea deal. He doesn't want to take anything over 10 but trial scares me! Thanks again.


Mel, for the record, could you please remind us what he is being charged with?
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Mel, for the record, could you please remind us what he is being charged with?
They are trying to charge him with 2 robberies and attempt murder
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It can have a big effect on a sentence. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/f...r=11.&article= PC.186.22
Full Penal Code section at the above link. I just put the first few sections of P.C. 186.22


Cal. P.C 186.22
(a) Any person who actively participates in any criminal street gang with knowledge that its members engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal gang activity, and who willfully promotes, furthers, or assists in any felonious criminal conduct by members of that gang, shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or two or three years.

(b) (1) Except as provided in paragraphs (4) and (5), any person who is convicted of a felony committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with any criminal street gang, with the specific intent to promote, further, or assist in any criminal conduct by gang members, shall, upon conviction of that felony, in addition and consecutive to the punishment prescribed for the felony or attempted felony of which he or she has been convicted, be punished as follows:

(A) Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C), the person shall be punished by an additional term of two, three, or four years at the court’s discretion.
(B) If the felony is a serious felony, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 1192.7, the person shall be punished by an additional term of five years.
(C) If the felony is a violent felony, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 667.5, the person shall be punished by an additional term of 10 years.

(2) If the underlying felony described in paragraph (1) is committed on the grounds of, or within 1,000 feet of, a public or private elementary, vocational, junior high, or high school, during hours in which the facility is open for classes or school-related programs or when minors are using the facility, that fact shall be a circumstance in aggravation of the crime in imposing a term under paragraph (1).

(3) The court shall select the sentence enhancement which, in the court’s discretion, best serves the interests of justice and shall state the reasons for its choice on the record at the time of the sentencing in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (d) of Section 1170.1.
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I know this is a little of topic but was there proof of the use of a firearm in ur case? They are trying to say there was a firearm in my husbands case but no type of evidence. I wasn't aware that would be 10 years of an add on What a nightmare!
Not in mine but here the use of a firearm can add up to 20 years on top of any other charges. I'm not clear how they can add the enhancement if there is no evidence of one being used. Are you guys using private counsel or a public defender?
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That is 3 strikes even without enhancements. All violent. 20 to life would be a very generous sentence for those charges
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Not in mine but here the use of a firearm can add up to 20 years on top of any other charges. I'm not clear how they can add the enhancement if there is no evidence of one being used. Are you guys using private counsel or a public defender?
He has a lawyer
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That is 3 strikes even without enhancements. All violent. 20 to life would be a very generous sentence for those charges
His lawyer had said 20 to life and 2 strikes. Does 20 to life mean he has to do minimum 20 with a max of life??
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Not in mine but here the use of a firearm can add up to 20 years on top of any other charges. I'm not clear how they can add the enhancement if there is no evidence of one being used. Are you guys using private counsel or a public defender?
Gun enhancement easy to convict on. All that needs to be said in court is that they saw a gun during the robbery. Been hit two times on the gun enhancement myself
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His lawyer had said 20 to life and 2 strikes. Does 20 to life mean he has to do minimum 20 with a max of life??
Yes, it means his first opportunity to see the board would be in 20 years. But they can deny until he's served Life.
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Gun enhancement easy to convict on. All that needs to be said in court is that they saw a gun during the robbery. Been hit two times on the gun enhancement myself
Wow well that seems real unfair! Idk what to think😭
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20 years at 80% less any milestone/rehab/educational credits. Max is life. He would have to earn parole.

But let's be realistic for a moment. Unless his attorney has a strong defense case that's probably going to be the best offer because the charges he's facing would normally carry much, much more time. They're all violent. He won't get early parole.
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Yes, it means his first opportunity to see the board would be in 20 years. But they can deny until he's served Life.
What do you think is trial a good idea? I know it's a very personal opinion I just don't know what to think anymore.
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20 years at 80% less any milestone/rehab/educational credits. Max is life. He would have to earn parole.

But let's be realistic for a moment. Unless his attorney has a strong defense case that's probably going to be the best offer because the charges he's facing would normally carry much, much more time. They're all violent. He won't get early parole.
The lawyer is basically going if the fact that they have basically no evidence except for the similarity of the truck he was driving to the truck at the scene.
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My personal opinion is that if there is any possible way they can convince the jury he is an active gang member, that will sink his case. The rest doesn't matter.
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My personal opinion is that if there is any possible way they can convince the jury he is an active gang member, that will sink his case. The rest doesn't matter.
Well thank you I appreciate the honesty
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