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Crime Committed for Benefit of Gang Statutory Information
An individual who commits a crime in association with, for the benefit of, at the direction of, or motivated by an involvement with a criminal gang is guilty of a crime if it is performed with the intent to promote, assist or further criminal conduct by gang members.
If the crime committed is a felony, penalties may be five years longer than the statutory maximum for the underlying crime. If the crime committed is a felony and the victim is under 18 years of age, then the penalties may be ten years longer than the statutory maximum for the underlying crime.
If the crime committed is a misdemeanor, the offender becomes guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
If the crime committed is a gross misdemeanor then the offender becomes guilty of a felony, and may face penalties of up to 3 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $15,000.
An individual convicted is not eligible for parole, discharge, probation, supervised release or work release until he or she has served the full term of imprisonment.
Call Jeff Dean today to protect yourself against these charges.