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Legal Information: Virginia
Updated: December 4, 2020
18.2-8. 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.
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