It is bad enough being accused of any crime but when the prosecution attempts to add a gang enhancement, you could be facing an even more serious situation. If you are in this situation then you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side sooner rather than later. You have found that person in Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre. To learn more, keep reading. To request a free legal consultation, contact us at 800-572-1252.
The Many Ways Attorney Aguirre Can Protect Your Rights
The good news is that you have found an attorney who has years of experience defending clients against accusations of gang activity – both as a public defender and now in private practice. He has seen overzealous law enforcement officials and prosecutors pay no attention to a defendants’ rights and getting convictions because of it.
He knows what to watch out for when working for you. He will ensure that you exercise your 5th Amendment rights to not incriminate yourself. He will be present during questioning to prevent the police from coercing you. He will look at evidence collected by the police to ensure it was lawfully obtained. If it was not, then he will file motions to have it excluded. If successful, this could result in the entire case being dismissed.
We Can Help with Both State and Federal Charges
In most cases, when a person is charged with a gang crime, there are actually two parts to the case. First, they are charged for a criminal offense, which could be robbery, drug possession, murder, etc. Second, a sentencing enhancement is added to that charge. We can defend both of these issues at the same time.
The best way to defend you from these accusations will vary based on what evidence we uncover. Ideally, we will be able to show that there is not enough evidence to convict you of the initial charge, or have evidence deemed inadmissible due to unlawful actions by the prosecution. In either case, the gang enhancement will go away with the charge itself.
We Will Negotiate or Take Your Case to Trial – Whatever is Necessary
If there is a mountain of evidence that you are guilty of a crime, you are not out of options. In this case, we may work to negotiate a plea deal that reduces or drops the sentencing enhancement. This could reduce your sentence by decades.
On the other hand, if you did not commit the crime and the prosecution has not met their burden of proof, then we will fight your case in court. We will work with experts, assess the evidence against you, and work to find the best defense for you. To learn more about how we would handle your specific case, contact Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre at 800-572-1252 now for your free legal consultation.