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‘Gang Member’ Conviction Reversed (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court reverses defendant’s conviction of criminal street gang participation in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-46.2(A), for their crime of breaking into the home of an elderly gentleman and shooting him; their other related convictions are unaffected by this decision. At trial, a detective who qualified as an expert on gangs, testified that ...