Ft Lauderdale Juvenile Crimes Attorney

Was Your Child Arrested For A Criminal Act In Relation To Fort Lauderdale, or Coral Springs Gang Participation? Speak to A Fort Lauderdale Juvenile Defense Lawyer, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Cooper city, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Margate, North Lauderdale, Oakland park, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Wilton Manors.

Was There A  Conspiracy Charge?

Fort Lauderdale Conspiracy charges are often used against alleged, against  Fort Lauderdale gang members if a crime has been committed and it is considered to be gang-related.

Numerous criminal gangs identified as operating in Florida are affiliated with national criminal organizations. Large national criminal gangs pose a serious threat because they smuggle, produce, transport and distribute large quantities of illicit drugs and are extremely violent.The main source of income for these national criminal gangs is street level distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine, hashish, heroin, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), MDMA (3,4 methyle nedioxymethamphetamine, also known as ecstasy), marijuana, methamphetamine, PCP (phencyclidine) and diverted pharmaceuticals. These national criminal gangs are also involved in other criminal activity including alien smuggling, arson, assault, auto theft, burglary, carjacking, drive by shooting, explosives operations, extortion, fraud, home invasion, homicide, identification fraud, intimidation, kidnapping, money laundering, prostitution operations, robbery, and weapons.

Gang Patterns & Statistics for Broward County

  • Number of Active Gangs 47
  • Number of Youth Groups 10
  • Number of Gang Members 1,453
  • When Gangs First Became Known 1980-1989
  • Trend in Gang Activity* Increasing

 Gang Offenses Criminal Statutes

874.04 Gang-related offenses; enhanced penalties.—Upon a finding by the factfinder that the defendant committed the charged offense for the purpose of benefiting, promoting, or furthering the interests of a criminal gang, the penalty for any felony or misdemeanor, or any delinquent act or violation of law which would be a felony or misdemeanor if committed by an adult, may be enhanced. Penalty enhancement affects the applicable statutory maximum penalty only. Each of the findings required as a basis for such sentence shall be found beyond a reasonable doubt. The enhancement will be as follows:

(1)(a) A misdemeanor of the second degree may be punished as if it were a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(b) A misdemeanor of the first degree may be punished as if it were a felony of the third degree. For purposes of sentencing under chapter 921 and determining incentive gain-time eligibility under chapter 944, such offense is ranked in level 1 of the offense severity ranking chart. The criminal gang multiplier in s. 921.0024 does not apply to misdemeanors enhanced under this paragraph.

(2)(a) A felony of the third degree may be punished as if it were a felony of the second degree.

(b) A felony of the second degree may be punished as if it were a felony of the first degree.

(c) A felony of the first degree may be punished as if it were a life felony.

Author: Criminal Defense Lawyer

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