When Arizona police and prosecutors decide a crime was “gang-related,” if you are convicted of that crime, a reduced sentence won’t be possible – in fact, your sentence will be harsher. Enhanced sentencing is one tool in Arizona’s efforts to combat gang and youth violence by punishing any gang activity that would “promote, further or assist criminal conduct by a criminal street gang.” When someone in a street gang is convicted of committing a felony for the benefit of the gang, enhancements are added to the sentence for the original crime. If you or someone you love is charged with gang crimes in or near the Phoenix area, speak immediately with an experienced Phoenix gang crimes lawyer at the law firm of AZ Criminal Defense Group, PLLC.


If you have been arrested and charged with a crime that is allegedly gang-related, you may be facing a lengthy prison term if you’re convicted. It is imperative to contact AZ Criminal Defense Group immediately. Many have been wrongly charged with “gang-related” crimes who have never even belonged to any gangs or who only casually knew someone who did. If you are innocent, if you committed a minor crime that was not a gang crime – or even if you’re guilty – you need to be represented by an experienced Phoenix gang crimes lawyer who will fight aggressively on your behalf for justice and for the best possible conclusion to your case.


Arizona’s laws regarding youth gangs and youth gang violence are complicated, so you must be represented by a knowledgeable defense attorney who understands the law and who has substantial experience defending those accused of gang violence in the Phoenix area. If you’ve been accused of any gang-related crime, put an experienced criminal defense lawyer to work for you. A criminal defense lawyer with the Phoenix law firm of AZ Criminal Defense Group is the defense attorney you need. AZ Criminal Defense Group, PLLC offers a free consultation to all new and prospective clients. A defense lawyer will review the details of your case and explain your legal rights and options. If you are charged with a gang-related crime anywhere in the greater Phoenix area, contact an experienced Phoenix gang crimes lawyer with AZ Criminal Defense Group by calling (602) 207-8777 promptly.