Chapter 233, section 5 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
“Where the defendant is accused of a violent crime as defined in section 121 of chapter 140 that is a result of gang-related activity, the punishment for such failure to attend shall be by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year or both.”
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