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Gang Crimes

Gang Crimes

Defending Your Rights and Future in Fullerton & OC

Gang crime cases are unique in the field of criminal defense. The community, prosecutors, judges, and even many defense lawyers view gang membership as a crime, but this is not true. Gang membership is a constitutionally protected activity under the First Amendment. "Ethnic street gangs" are generally not "criminal street gangs." Understanding the difference between a group whose members commit violent crimes, theft crimes, and juvenile crimes in order to further the group's criminal purpose and a group whose members may separately commit crimes is critical.

This distinction is often lost on the judiciary and the bar due to the hysteria brought about by the "War on Gangs." The punishment for these charges can mean life sentences for gang members who were only acting out of poverty, lack of education, and/or disenfranchisement. Our office aggressively advocates in favor of removing the stigma of gang charges and, in turn, the criminal liability of such charges.

Facing Gang Charges? Consult an Attorney During a Free Case Review

Our Orange County gang crime defense attorney, Jacqueline Goodman, has knowledge of the law in the area of gang enhancements and street terrorism. Together, members of our legal team have an in-depth understanding of Constitutional Law, the First and Fourteenth Amendments, and their relationship with gang crime charges.

Our firm's express goals when defending against gang crime charges include:

  • Holding the prosecutor to constitutional requirements of proof
  • Educating the judge and limiting the admission of unreliable and damning evidence such as "expert" testimony
  • Neutralizing the gang
  • Humanizing the client

If you have been accused of a gang crime, do not wait to contact The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman. With decades of experience and a history of successful case results, you can trust in our firm to provide you with the experienced, non-judgmental, fearless, and results-driven representation you need to potentially have your charges reduced or dismissed.

Contact our Orange County criminal defense lawyer today to discuss your rights and options!

Why Hire Attorney Goodman?

  • Dedicated to Criminal Defense for 20+ Years
  • Successful Trial Track Record
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • Named on the Wall of Recognition at the National Constitution Center
  • Rated 10.0 Superb on Avvo
  • Admitted to Argue Cases Before the United States Supreme Court

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  • “There are no words to describe what it means to have a lawyer save you from your mistakes and give you a chance to change.”

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  • “Her knowledge and professionalism are what helped me get through a difficult time.”

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  • “She has your best interest at heart and will fight for you the whole way.”

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A Track Record of Success

Recent Case Results
  • Case Dismissed Car Accident

    Car accident, no license, speeding (filed by Anaheim City Attorney).

  • Case Dismissed Child Endangerment / Cruelty

    Penal Code 273a(b) Child endangerment/cruelty.

  • Case Dismissed Child Molestation

    Child molestation: Felony.

  • Probation Terminated Early Commercial Burglary

    Commercial burglary probation violation: dismissed, no violation found.

  • Case Dismissed Contempt of Court Order

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

  • Case Dismissed Domestic Violence & Cruelty to Child
  • Case Dismissed Driving on a Suspended License

    Driving on a suspended license (Suspended for DUI).

  • Case Dismissed Drunk / Urinate in Public
  • Misdemeanor Assault & Battery Forcible Sodomy

    Settled for misdemeanor assault and battery with no sex offender registration and no sex offender counseling.

  • Case Dismissed Hit & Run

    Hit and run charges.

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