Misdemeanor Offenses

A misdemeanor offense can range from a traffic violation such as Reckless Driving to an Assault and Battery. Misdemeanors can also include drug and larceny offenses as well. The punishment for a misdemeanor can also have a wide range.

Under Code of Virginia § 18.2-11.

  • Class 4 Misdemeanors are punishable by a fine of not more than $250;
  • Class 3 Misdemeanors are punishable by a fine of not more than $500;
  • Class 2 Misdemeanors are punishable by confinement in jail for not more than 6 months, and a fine of not more than $1,000, either or both;
  • Class 1 Misdemeanors are punishable by confinement in jail for not more than 12 months, and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.

Don’t take any chances with your freedom. A simple offense can have dire consequences.

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