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Webinar: Update on the Reformed Gang Laws Under AB 333

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October 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Hour MCLE; 1 Legal Specialization in Criminal Law

On October 8, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 333, the “STEP Forward Act,” into law. (2021 Cal. Legis. Serv. Ch. 699 (AB 333), subd. (g).) AB 333 significantly reformed California’s gang laws and sought to reduce their scope and disparate impact on communities of color. AB 333 now requires that the predicate offenses used to prove a pattern of criminal street gang activity be committed by fellow members, collectively, and within three years of the charged offense and the other predicate offenses. Additionally, predicate offenses must have benefited the criminal street gang, and both the predicate offenses and the charged offense must have benefited the gang in a way that is “more than reputational”. AB 333 also requires that the criminal street gang itself be “organized,” and provides a mechanism for bifurcating the gang-related charges and enhancements from the charged offense. This training will discuss these and other changes to the gang laws enacted by AB 333, why certain changes were made, and how courts are interpreting them.

Non-Member Price: $75.00
Member Price: $55.00

Cheryl McLandrich provides legal writing, research, and trial consulting services to criminal defense attorneys in private and appointed cases. Before moving to Germany and starting her legal writing and trial consulting business in 2016, Cheryl was a public defender with the Solano County Public Defender’s Office for over ten years. She is certified as a criminal law specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Her specialty areas include gang-related charges and enhancements, the California Racial Justice Act, sex cases, and the Fourth Amendment. She has been approved by judges, public defender’s offices, and indigent defense panels for ongoing research support in dozens of cases, including several death penalty cases. For more information about Cheryl’s service portfolio, qualifications, and experience, please visit

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