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Question by  superwhites (220)

What is the punishment for a misdemeanor in Virginia?


Answer by  patti (29325)

There are four classes of misdemeanors. The penalty depends on the level of the misdemeanor, and ranges from fines of $250-$2500 and/or up to 12 months jail time.


Answer by  JA (81)

It will depend on the class. Class 1- confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine $2,500. Class 2- confinement in jail for not more than six months and a fine of $1,000. Class 3 - a fine $500. Class 4 -a fine of $250.


Answer by  MathWiz (1408)

Depending on what class (how serious) it is, it will vary from $250 fine with no jail time to a $2,500 fine and 12 months in jail.


Answer by  Samantha57 (391)

It depends on the class of misdemeanor. Class 1 has a penalty of twelve months in jail, a class 2 carries six months, while classes three and four do not carry jail time. However, some misdemeanors are "unclassified" and the punishment does not follow the class system described here. It will depend on the crime for those misdemeanors.

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