December 17, 2012
Fillmore gang crime defense lawyer Daniel E. Kann understands the harsh prosecution and sentences that defendants facing such charges are frequently subjected to in southern California. One such case developing right now stems from officers with the Fillmore Police Department recently arresting a man from Santa Paula on charges that he committed assault after allegedly stabbing a man repeatedly at a party in Fillmore.
As reported by The Ventura County Star, deputies had responded to reports of a fistfight at a home in the 600 block of River Street in Fillmore and found a man that had been stabbed multiple times in the torso, although not fatally.
Investigation into the incident led officials with the Fillmore Police Department and the Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crime Bureau to arrest the 22-year-old suspect at his home in Santa Paula. Police have not released further details on what led them to believe the man was responsible for the stabbing.
Currently, the suspect is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and criminal enhancements for participating in a criminal street gang. His bail stands at $105,000.
California Penal Code Section 186.22 states that those who have been found guilty of participating in “any criminal street gang with knowledge that its members engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal gang activity, and who willfully promotes, furthers, or assists in any felonious criminal conduct by members of that gang” can be penalized. If the act is judged as a misdemeanor, he or she can be sentenced to up to one year in county jail. If it is deemed a felony, it is punishable by 16 months, two years, or three years in state prison.
However, if the defendant is convicted of a felony crime that is accused of being for the sake of a gang, the sentence can be increased by two, three, or four years in state prison.
Throughout the years, Attorney Daniel E. Kann and the legal team at The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann have fought to provide clients with a chance for the future by battling against unfair and harsh criminal charges. For a complimentary consultation on your case, contact us online or call (805) 290-4932.