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Legal Statutes: Virginia

UPDATED November 17, 2016

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Article 3. Classification of Criminal Offenses and Punishment Therefor

back to top18.2-8. Felonies, misdemeanors and traffic infractions defined

Offenses are either felonies or misdemeanors. Such offenses as are punishable with death or confinement in a state correctional facility are felonies; all other offenses are misdemeanors. Traffic infractions are violations of public order as defined in § 46.2-100 and not deemed to be criminal in nature.
Acts 1975, c. 14; Acts 1975, c. 15; Acts 1977, c. 585.