Racial & Gang ProfilingPROFILING - First Impressions Can Mislead
Action taken by Police in the name of controlling gang related crime can sometimes cross legal lines by involving tactics such as illegal search and seizure or illegal racial profiling.
This should never be tolerated. If you were stopped or searched without probable cause, John J. Stanley & Associates can help seek to exclude any evidence relating to your arrest that was illegally obtained. Every criminal defendant faces increased penalties when the alleged offenses are charged as gang crimes. Do not allow these allegations to go unchallenged. Many crimes in which no actual violence is used, threatened, or inflicted, can carry penalties of life in prison because they are charged with a gang ‘enhancement’. In addition, a minor offense can become a serious or violent felony, and a murder can be elevated to a death penalty case.
The color of your clothes, the way you talk, where you live in, where you socialize, and the people you know and associate with, can all be used by the prosecution to create the right to charge you with a gang crime or allege a special gang enhancement against you. If you are charged with a gang crime, protect your rights at all costs.
If you or someone you know has been the subject of illegal arrest, search and seizure as a result racial or gang profiling, contact John J. Stanley & Associates at 818.769.5200 for your free consultation.