Criminal Gang Activity

Gang charges greatly increase the potential punishment for any felony offense and are frequently used by the prosecution as a tool to “bully” a defendant into accepting an unfairly severe conviction and sentence or to trick a jury into thinking that a defendant has to be guilty simply because he is associated with a gang.

Mr. Baker has fought tirelessly throughout his entire career against the unfair application of gang charges in California, and he has become so well respected in this area that attorneys all over the state frequently seek out his advice when faced with a difficult gang case.

Mr. Baker’s articles on the subject of gang law have been cited by state and federal appeal courts, as well as being cited by the California state legislature as support for recent changes that were made to the state’s gang laws.