Felony Offenses

All Felony Offenses in Virginia carry the potential for Jail!

While there is a wide range of consequences as well as alternative punishments for a Felony Offense, all of classes of felonies carry the risk of jail. Below is a breakdown of the statutory penalties for all of the various felony classes.

According to the Code of Virginia §18.2-10:

The authorized punishments for a conviction of a felony are as follows:

  • For Class 6 felonies, a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than five years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both;
  • For Class 5 felonies, a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than 10 years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both;
  • For Class 4 felonies, a term of imprisonment of not less than two years nor more than 10 years and, subject to subdivision (g), a fine of not more than $100,000;
  • For Class 3 felonies, a term of imprisonment of not less than five years nor more than 20 years and, subject to subdivision (g), a fine of not more than $100,000;
  • For Class 2 felonies, imprisonment for life or for any term not less than 20 years and, subject to subdivision (g), a fine of not more than $100,000;
  • For Class 1 felonies, death, if the person so convicted was 18 years of age or older at the time of the offense and is not determined to be mentally retarded pursuant to § 19.2-264.3:1.1, or imprisonment for life and, subject to subdivision (g), a fine of not more than $100,000. If the person was under 18 years of age at the time of the offense or is determined to be mentally retarded pursuant to § 19.2-264.3:1.1, the punishment shall be imprisonment for life and, subject to subdivision (g), a fine of not more than $100,000.

In addition to the penalties listed above, the Court can, in it’s discretion, assign additional post release supervision or probation.

If you are charged with a Felony you cannot afford to sit by and not defend your rights and freedoms. We have the experience you need on your side to protect yourself from an unfair and harsh punishment.

 

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