Dezmont Hogan pleaded guilty last week to trying to rob Ira Buemer last year, but he says he's not a member of a gang. Monday's court hearing is to determine just that.
Prosecutors say Hogan, and five other men, tried to break into the home. If Hogan is found guilty of the gang enhancement, he could face between 40 and 100 years in prison. Without the gang enhancement, he'll face between 20 and 50 years.
Buemer is also facing charges in the burglary of his own house after chasing the suspects. Antuan Jenkins was killed after a crash during that chase.