Criminal street gangs have become one of the most serious crime problems in California. Gang violence–particularly assaults, drive-by shootings, homicides, and brutal home-invasion robberies–accounts for one of the largest, single, personal threats to public safety in this state.
There’s definitely a major problem…. And a real solution is really needed.
Because…..After a quarter century of a multi-billion dollar war on gangs, there are six times as many gangs……..
And despite decades of research into gangs and violence, there is no single, definitive formula for success…there are no quick fixes…for the problems youth gangs create or the problems that create youth gangs.”
Recruitment into the gang usually starts in middle schools… where the age group is between 10 and 13.
Some recruitment has also been seen in elementary schools and into the early years of high school.
Most gangs target youth that are easily talked into doing work for the gang. Current gang members will often use peer pressure or fear and intimidation tactics to get others to join their gang. Providing cigarettes, alcohol, and other drugs as a lure is another method of recruitment.
Kids are often confronted by gang members in their neighborhoods, in school or on the internet and are asked to join the gang. Young people are told the “Big Lies” about all the good things that happen when they join.
They’re told they will earn a lot of money, make friends, go to parties, and belong to a close “family” that will care for and ‘love’ them. Young people may be enticed by the glorified images of “gangsters” and the gangster lifestyle portrayed in music and movies.
Today, the Insider Exclusive Investigative News Team visits with the Houman Fakhimi of the law firm of Fakhimi & Associates …….in this Insider Exclusive Investigative Network TV Special, America’s Gang Epidemic – Criminal Defense Strategies”
Houman will discuss in depth key critical issues and steps to take if you or a family member are ever charged with a gang crime:
What is California Penal Code 186.22 PC – the Criminal Street Gang Enhancement Law?
How Are Gangs Identified?
- Gang Types
- Common Gang Initiations
- Why Young People Join Gangs?
- Major Factors That May Contribute To Youth Gang Involvement
- What is considered Active Participation in a Criminal Street Gang?
- How Does the Prosecutor Prove Someone Is In a Gang?
- What are the short-term and long-term consequences of joining a gang?
- Penalties & Punishment
- How Can You Fight Gang Crime Charges
- Hiring a Gang Crimes Defense Attorney
If you are convicted of a gang crime, you could face stigma that may prevent you from obtaining gainful employment.
You may be required to register as a gang member, spend time in prison, and follow a strict probationary period. Being labeled a gang member may also, unfairly, make you a target for other criminal charges.
In several cases, Fakhimi & Associates have proved that individuals being prosecuted are not active gang members at all. If they are not active gang members, they cannot be held responsible for gang-related criminal acts such as failure to register or recruitment.
Sometimes, prosecutors file gang-enhancement charges with no valid reason for doing so. Fakhimi & Associates team evaluates all aspects of gang crimes cases so they can develop a strong, multifaceted defense strategy.
Because the state takes such an aggressive approach to gang prosecution, Fakhimi & Associates works aggressively to protect their clients’ rights and have charges dropped or reduced, because the laws surrounding gang crimes in California are complex, and you may be fighting multiple charges at once.
Houman has earned the highest respect from citizens and lawyers alike…. as one of the best Criminal Defense Trial lawyers in Santa Ana, in California….. and across the nation.
He is driven to fight for people and because of that he has built a substantial reputation nationwide by consistently winning cases other law firms have turned down.
His amazing courtroom skills and headline grabbing success rate continue to provide his clients with the results they need……And the results they deserve.
You can contact Houman Fakhimi @ Fakhimi Associates http://www.fakhimi.com/ 888 291-6513