Gang Crimes

Have You Been Arrested for Gang Crimes in Orange County? Marley Law Can Help

Gang crimes are taken very seriously and often have strict penalties. If you committed or are accused of committing a gang crime, you need a defense attorney that will look out for you. California legislature has added dozens of crimes and sentencing enhancements to the books to punish those who have been convicted of or associated with a criminal street gang. The level of severity varies as gang crimes encompass a wide scope of crimes, from vandalism to first-degree murder.

Attorney Michael Marley has had a number of victories, including a publicized felony acquittal for a client accused of selling drugs, which was personally prosecuted by Orange County District Attorney Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder. Michael Marley is known for the aggressive, zealous representation of his clients at every stage of the case. If you have been accused of gang crimes, schedule a free consultation by simply filling out a form on our Contact Page or calling us at (949) 726-6000.

3 Keys Ways to Defend a Gang Crimes Case

Being a gang crimes defense attorney, there are important questions that need to be asked and proven in a court of law. These questions can potentially help prove that the charge of drug crimes does not apply to you. An expert defense attorney should be considering these questions:

Is the defendant actually a member of a gang? – It is sometimes sad in the world we live in, where the police just automatically assume an individual is a gang member based on preconceived prejudices (e.g. skin color, class, clothes, etc.). Or simply because they were around other documented gang members, but this does not make the accused one as well. There are many cases where an individual might be incorrectly perceived as a gang member if they are simply “hanging out” with a friend or family member that are documented as one.

Was the crime committed for the benefit of a gang? – Let’s say you’re a documented gang member and you rob a drug dealer to support your drug addiction…this crime is not gang-related, it is only beneficial to themselves. That is simply an individual going through hardship in the form of addiction and needing help. In no way shape or form was that crime committed to further the gang’s agenda.

Is the gang cop that arrested you or testifying truly an expert? – Prosecutors love to get “expert” gang cops as witnesses in order to strengthen an already weak, to begin with, case. We can challenge their track record to truly understand if they are indeed actual experts or not.

Charged with a Gangs Crime?

Defense Attorney Michael Marley of Marley Law can use his expert experience to help get you free and clear of an additional gang crime affiliation. Give us a call at (949) 726-6000 to speak to a representative or schedule a free consultation by simply filling out a form on our Contact Page.

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