Chesapeake Gang Crime Attorney
Legal Help from a Former Prosecutor
While street gangs may have started out in bigger cities, they have since
spread throughout the U.S., including areas of Virginia. Any involvement
in a gang can lead to serious repercussions, and gang members accused
of criminal activity will often suffer more severe penalties and longer
prison sentences than those who act independently. If you are facing criminal
accusations on behalf of, or in assistance to a gang, our firm can help.
At J. Bouchard Law, our dedicated criminal defense attorney uses aggressive
and effective legal defense strategies to protect the rights of his clients.
It is our firm belief that the rights of every U.S. citizen should be
honored, no matter what charges he or she may be facing. Attorney J. Bouchard
has successfully handled cases in both state and federal courts and will
work diligently to see your charges reduced or dropped whenever possible.
Call our firm at (800) 301-3552 to request a free case evaluation.
Virginia Gang Laws
In Virginia, a gang is considered any organization with three or more people
that engages in criminal activity as a primary objective and has a designated
name or symbol. According to Virginia Code § 18.2-46.2, the gang
must also have had members, either independently or as a group, engaged
in the commission of two or more crimes, at least one of which was an
act of violence. Being a part of a gang is a crime in and of itself, and
may be penalized as a class 5 felony. If the gang included a minor member
and the accused was aware of this fact, he or she may face a class 4 felony.
For crimes committed while involved in a gang, the repercussions may be
much more severe.
Typical types of gang crimes include:
Choose Our Firm for Aggressive Legal Defense
If convicted of a gang crime, the penalties may include time in jail, prison,
probation, hefty fines, and more. At J. Bouchard Law our lawyer can investigate
the circumstances of your arrest, determine your alleged gang association
and build a defense against the charges laid against you. Even if your
crime was minor, association with a criminal street gang can increase
a prison sentence by years, sometimes even decades. Protect your freedom
today and let our experienced attorney defend your legal rights.
Contact J. Bouchard Law
to discuss your Virginia gang crime charges.