Participating in a listed crime as a gang member.
 

Legislative Findings - California Penal Code Section 186.22(a)

What is California Penal Code Section 186.22(a)?

Any person who actively participates in any criminal street gang with knowledge that its members engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal gang activity, and who willfully promotes, furthers, or assists in any felonious criminal conduct by members of that gang, shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or two or three years.