Misdemeanor Classifications in Virginia

March 20, 2014

 

Virginia has four classifications of misdemeanors, which are based on the level of punishment.

The Code of Virginia, Section 18.2-11 sets forth the classifications, which are as follows:

 

Class 1 misdemeanor: punishable by confinement in jail for not more than twelve months, and a fine of not more than $2500, either or both.  Examples of Class 1 misdemeanors are assault and battery, DUI, and reckless driving (among others).

Class 2 misdemeanor: punishable by confinement in jail for not more than six months, and a fine of not more than $1000, either or both.

Class 3 misdemeanor: punishable by fine of not more than $500.

Class 4 misdemeanor: punishable by fine of not more than $250.

 

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, it is imperative that you take it seriously and contact an attorney. Khadilkar Law offers quality legal services for misdemeanor defense, in an efficient and timely manner.

 


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