Maximum Punishments for Criminal Offenses in Virginia

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The authorized punishments for conviction of a felony are:

For Class 1 felonies, death, or imprisonment for life and a fine of up to $100,000.

For Class 2 felonies, imprisonment for life or a minimum of 20 years and a fine of up to $100,000.

For Class 3 felonies, imprisonment for five to 20 years and a fine of up to $100,000.

For Class 4 felonies, imprisonment for two to 10 years and a fine of up to $100,000.

For Class 5 felonies, the jury or court may choose imprisonment for one to 10 years or jail for up to 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500, either or both.

For Class 6 felonies, the jury or court may choose imprisonment for one to five years or jail for up to 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500, either or both.18.2-11.

Misdemeanors

The authorized punishments for conviction of a misdemeanor are:

For Class 1 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for up to twelve months and a fine of up to $2,500, either or both.

For Class 2 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for up to six months and a fine of up to $1,000, either or both.

For Class 3 misdemeanors, maximum fine of $500.For Class 4 misdemeanors, maximum fine of $250.

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