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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 top18.2-11. Punishment for conviction of misdemeanor

The authorized punishments for conviction of a misdemeanor are:

(a) For Class 1 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.

(b) For Class 2 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than six months and a fine of not more than $1,000, either or both.

(c) For Class 3 misdemeanors, a fine of not more than $500.

(d) For Class 4 misdemeanors, a fine of not more than $250.

For a misdemeanor offense prohibiting proximity to children as described in subsection A of § 18.2-370.2, the sentencing court is authorized to impose the punishment set forth in subsection B of that section in addition to any other penalty provided by law.
Acts 1975, c. 14; Acts 1975, c. 15; Acts 1990, c. 788; Acts 2000, c. 770.