Gang-Related Legislation by State
(Laws Updated Through December 2017)

Virginia

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Subjects for this state:
Apparel
Bail, Pretrial, Conditional Release, or Conditional Dismissal
Carjacking
Civil and Administrative Actions
Correctional Facilities
Curfew
Data Reporting and Sharing
Drive-By Shooting
Forfeiture
Foster Care and Alternative Placement (Juveniles)
Funding
Gang Databases
Gang-Related Definitions
Graffiti
Juveniles
Nuisance
Participation
Penalties (including Sentencing Enhancement), Fines, and Damages
Prevention
Probation and Parole
Prosecution
Recruitment, Threats, Intimidation
Schools and Education
Training and Technical Assistance
Weapons
Witnesses/Victims

Apparel (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-79.2. Uniforms in Public Schools; Board of Education Guidelines

Bail, Pretrial, Conditional Release, or Conditional Dismissal (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-269.2. Admissibility of Statement; Investigation and Report; Bail

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-120. Admission to bail

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-123. Release of Accused on Secured or Unsecured Bond or Promise to Appear; Conditions of Release

Carjacking (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-53.1. Use or Display of Firearm in Committing Felony

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-58.1. Carjacking; Penalty

Civil and Administrative Actions (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 4.1-225. Grounds for Which Board May Suspend or Revoke Licenses

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-300. Confidentiality of Department Records

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.3:2. Forfeiture

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.3:2. Forfeiture

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-515. Criminal penalties; Forfeiture

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-516. Prohibition of Illegal Money Transmitting

Va. Code Ann. § 48-7. Houses and Contents Are Nuisances Subject to Abatement

Va. Code Ann. § 48-8. How Nuisance Enjoined

Va. Code Ann. § 48-9. When Case to Be Tried; Dismissal; Substitution of Complainant; Costs

Correctional Facilities (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-300. Confidentiality of Department Records

VA. Code Ann. § 19.2-299. Investigations and reports by probation officers in certain cases

Va. Code Ann. § 53.1-10. Powers and Duties of Director

Va. Code Ann. § 66-3.2. Additional Duties of the Director

Curfew (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-123. Release of Accused on Secured or Unsecured Bond or Promise to Appear; Conditions of Release

Data Reporting and Sharing (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-2241. Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to establish information exchange program

Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-2618. Powers and duties of Council

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-260. Intake; Petition; Investigation

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-273. Court may require investigation of social history and preparation of victim impact statement

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-300. Confidentiality of Department Records

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-309.1. Exception as To Confidentiality

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-330.1. Serious or Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program; definition; disclosure of information; penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-186.6. Breach of personal information notification

VA. Code Ann. § 19.2-299. Investigations and reports by probation officers in certain cases

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-83.1. Report of Arrest of School Employees and Adult Students for Certain Offenses

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-120. Admission to bail

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-303. Suspension or modification of sentence; probation; taking of fingerprints and blood, saliva, or tissue sample as condition of probation

Va. Code Ann. § 52-8.6. Criminal Street Gang Reporting

Va. Code Ann. § 52-28.1. Reporting of gang-related criminal information; inclusion in annual Crime in Virginia report

Va. Code Ann. § 53.1-10. Powers and Duties of Director

Va. Code Ann. § 66-3.2. Additional Duties of the Director

Drive-By Shooting (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-286.1. Shooting From Vehicles So as to Endanger Persons; Penalty

Forfeiture (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.3:2. Forfeiture

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.3:2. Forfeiture

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-515. Criminal penalties; Forfeiture

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-516. Prohibition of Illegal Money Transmitting

Foster Care and Alternative Placement (Juveniles) (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-278.8. Delinquent Juveniles

Funding (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-2618. Powers and duties of Council

Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-199.5. After School Programs for At-Risk Students

Va. Code Ann. § 53.1-10. Powers and Duties of Director

Va. Code Ann. § 66-3.2. Additional Duties of the Director

Gang Databases (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-2241. Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to establish information exchange program

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-300. Confidentiality of Department Records

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-186.6. Breach of personal information notification

Va. Code Ann. § 52-8.6. Criminal Street Gang Reporting

Va. Code Ann. § 53.1-10. Powers and Duties of Director

Gang-Related Definitions (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.1. Definitions [Crimes by Gangs]

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-55.1. Hazing of Youth Gang Members Unlawful; Criminal Liability

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-513. Definitions [Virginia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act]

Graffiti (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 15.2-1812.2. Willful and Malicious Damage to or Defacement of Public or Private Facilities; Penalty

Juveniles (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-2618. Powers and duties of Council

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-260. Intake; Petition; Investigation

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-269.2. Admissibility of Statement; Investigation and Report; Bail

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-273. Court may require investigation of social history and preparation of victim impact statement

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-278.8. Delinquent Juveniles

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-300. Confidentiality of Department Records

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-309.1. Exception as To Confidentiality

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-330.1. Serious or Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program; definition; disclosure of information; penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.2. Prohibited Criminal Street Gang Participation; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.3. Recruitment of Persons for Criminal Street Gang; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-83.1. Report of Arrest of School Employees and Adult Students for Certain Offenses

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-123. Release of Accused on Secured or Unsecured Bond or Promise to Appear; Conditions of Release

Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-79.2. Uniforms in Public Schools; Board of Education Guidelines

Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-199.5. After School Programs for At-Risk Students

Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-279.6. Board of Education Guidelines and Model Policies for Codes of Student Conduct; School Board Regulations

Va. Code Ann. § 66-3.2. Additional Duties of the Director

Nuisance (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 48-7. Houses and Contents Are Nuisances Subject to Abatement

Va. Code Ann. § 48-8. How Nuisance Enjoined

Va. Code Ann. § 48-9. When Case to Be Tried; Dismissal; Substitution of Complainant; Costs

Participation (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 15.2-1812.2. Willful and Malicious Damage to or Defacement of Public or Private Facilities; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-260. Intake; Petition; Investigation

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-330.1. Serious or Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program; definition; disclosure of information; penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.1. Definitions [Crimes by Gangs]

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.2. Prohibited Criminal Street Gang Participation; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-55.1. Hazing of Youth Gang Members Unlawful; Criminal Liability

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-248. Manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance prohibited; penalties

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-514. Racketeering Offenses

VA. Code Ann. § 19.2-299. Investigations and reports by probation officers in certain cases

Penalties (including Sentencing Enhancement), Fines, and Damages (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 15.2-1812.2. Willful and Malicious Damage to or Defacement of Public or Private Facilities; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-278.8. Delinquent Juveniles

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-330.1. Serious or Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program; definition; disclosure of information; penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.1. Definitions [Crimes by Gangs]

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.2. Prohibited Criminal Street Gang Participation; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.3. Recruitment of Persons for Criminal Street Gang; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.3:1. Third or Subsequent Conviction of Criminal Street Gang Crimes

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.3:3. Enhanced Punishment for Gang Activity Taking Place in a Gang-Free Zone; Penalties

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-55.1. Hazing of Youth Gang Members Unlawful; Criminal Liability

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-58.1. Carjacking; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-248. Manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance prohibited; penalties

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-514. Racketeering Offenses

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-515. Criminal penalties; Forfeiture

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-516. Prohibition of Illegal Money Transmitting

VA. Code Ann. § 19.2-299. Investigations and reports by probation officers in certain cases

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-303. Suspension or modification of sentence; probation; taking of fingerprints and blood, saliva, or tissue sample as condition of probation

Va. Code Ann. § 66-3.2. Additional Duties of the Director

Prevention (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-2241. Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to establish information exchange program

Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-2618. Powers and duties of Council

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-278.8. Delinquent Juveniles

Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-199.5. After School Programs for At-Risk Students

Probation and Parole (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-269.2. Admissibility of Statement; Investigation and Report; Bail

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-278.8. Delinquent Juveniles

VA. Code Ann. § 19.2-299. Investigations and reports by probation officers in certain cases

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-303. Suspension or modification of sentence; probation; taking of fingerprints and blood, saliva, or tissue sample as condition of probation

Prosecution (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 15.2-1812.2. Willful and Malicious Damage to or Defacement of Public or Private Facilities; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-260. Intake; Petition; Investigation

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-269.2. Admissibility of Statement; Investigation and Report; Bail

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-330.1. Serious or Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program; definition; disclosure of information; penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.1. Definitions [Crimes by Gangs]

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.2. Prohibited Criminal Street Gang Participation; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.3. Recruitment of Persons for Criminal Street Gang; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.3:1. Third or Subsequent Conviction of Criminal Street Gang Crimes

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.3:3. Enhanced Punishment for Gang Activity Taking Place in a Gang-Free Zone; Penalties

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-53.1. Use or Display of Firearm in Committing Felony

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-55.1. Hazing of Youth Gang Members Unlawful; Criminal Liability

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-58.1. Carjacking; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-248. Manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance prohibited; penalties

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-286.1. Shooting From Vehicles So as to Endanger Persons; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-513. Definitions [Virginia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act]

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-514. Racketeering Offenses

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-517. Venue for prosecution

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-120. Admission to bail

VA. Code Ann. § 19.2-299. Investigations and reports by probation officers in certain cases

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-303. Suspension or modification of sentence; probation; taking of fingerprints and blood, saliva, or tissue sample as condition of probation

Recruitment, Threats, Intimidation (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-260. Intake; Petition; Investigation

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.3. Recruitment of Persons for Criminal Street Gang; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-55.1. Hazing of Youth Gang Members Unlawful; Criminal Liability

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-83.1. Report of Arrest of School Employees and Adult Students for Certain Offenses

Schools and Education (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-260. Intake; Petition; Investigation

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-330.1. Serious or Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program; definition; disclosure of information; penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.3:3. Enhanced Punishment for Gang Activity Taking Place in a Gang-Free Zone; Penalties

Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-83.1. Report of Arrest of School Employees and Adult Students for Certain Offenses

Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-199.5. After School Programs for At-Risk Students

Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-279.6. Board of Education Guidelines and Model Policies for Codes of Student Conduct; School Board Regulations

Va. Code Ann. § 53.1-10. Powers and Duties of Director

Training and Technical Assistance (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-2618. Powers and duties of Council

Va. Code Ann. § 53.1-10. Powers and Duties of Director

Weapons (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-53.1. Use or Display of Firearm in Committing Felony

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-286.1. Shooting From Vehicles So as to Endanger Persons; Penalty

Witnesses/Victims (view all states for this subject)

Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-273. Court may require investigation of social history and preparation of victim impact statement

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-46.2. Prohibited Criminal Street Gang Participation; Penalty

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-55.1. Hazing of Youth Gang Members Unlawful; Criminal Liability


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