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People v. Ramirez, G038125

Conviction for drug crimes and gang participation is affirmed where: 1) trial court properly denied pretrial motion to sever the gang participation count from the drug counts and to bifurcate gang enhancements for a separate trial as there was a causal connection between the counts; and 2) there is substantial evidence to support the jury's conclusion that the drug offenses were sufficiently gang-related to support defendant's conviction for active gang participation, as well as the sentencing enhancements.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/30/2009
  • Published 03/30/2009



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Brent F. Romney, Riverside, for Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, and Barry Carlton, Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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