Virginia Code Title 18.2. Crimes and Offenses Generally § 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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