State and federal authorities in Northern California have responded to increasing gang membership by cracking down on those suspected of any gang involvement. One unfortunate result is that innocent teenagers and adults find themselves falsely accused of being in a gang or affiliated with a gang.
At Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, our sole focus is criminal defense. We handle complex state cases, including gang crimes. With offices in Redwood City and Oakland, we are well positioned to defend you against gang crimes and their allegations in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County and throughout Northern California. Whether you are the accused or instead are a parent whose son or daughter has been charged, we encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible.
“Gang Affiliation” and Enhanced Charges
Prosecutors will go to great lengths to connect a crime with gang activity. If “gang affiliation” is alleged and proved, the penalties for conviction are extremely severe. Charges that prosecutors often try to connect to gang activity include:
Attorneys Handling Complex Gang Cases
Our gang crime defense lawyers approach these cases aggressively and strategically. Gang crimes can involve multiple defendants and a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges. The strength of our firm lies in our ability to sort through all the facts and present a strong case on behalf of our clients. We challenge the state’s alleged “gang expert” and force the prosecution to prove every aspect of its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Many of our clients have been charged with being in a gang simply because of where they live or hang out, or because of the clothes they wear. Fighting these stereotypes adds another layer of complexity to gang crime cases. We work tirelessly to prevent our clients from being convicted based on stereotypes and socioeconomic status.
Contact Our East Palo Alto Gun Crime Lawyers Today
Do not hesitate to seek legal advice if you are charged with any type of gang-related activity. The San Mateo County legal team at Ahmed & Sukaram is ready to talk to you about your situation and how we can help. Call 650-241-3021 or toll free 866-477-0965. You can also contact our law firm online. If you communicate best in Spanish or another language, simply let us know. Se habla español.
We believe in keeping the lines of communication open with our clients. We promptly return calls and e-mails, and after-hours calls to our law firm are automatically forwarded to an attorney.