Felonies and misdemeanor crimes are both punishable, but felonies are considered to be more severe and till death punishments. In felonies, the charges are so strong that court and judges decide to put the person in jail for years or sometimes till the death. However, misdemeanor charges are not severe, but they are also punishable for up to several months or so.
Although, both cases involve when a person is proven guilty. Though, if a person is not proven guilty, court and judges will continue their investigations and the person who has been charged with the felony, stay in prison until he the case is solved, then judges provide their results accordingly.
However, same in misdemeanor, when a person is not proven guilty, the court and judges continue their investigations or even the lawyers will make their effort to find out more evidence in where the offender is proven guilty, then he/she might be go to spend his punishment ahead.
felony charges in Virginia
Felonies in Virginia are charged as Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, but administrators may also fix particular terms for several crimes. (under the Code section of § § 18.2-8, 18.2-9 in Virginia).
Though, felonies charges are those in where the offender may do some severe crimes like murder, rape, sexual assault (just if when the victim got hurt physically or having some deep wounds), or any crime in where the victim has got physical hurt or mentally hurt, these crimes are punishable, and the offender may go through severe punishments and penalties.
- Class 1 is the most severe charges where the offender may go through imprisonment for up to years or even till death. This is the case of class 1 felony, where the offender is at the age of 18 or below that or mentally perfect, if he/she commits such crime with the charge of class 1, he/she will suffer in prison.
- Class 2 is also similar to the 1, but in here, the offender may prison for years but not for life.
- Class 3, 4, 5, and 6 are the same category in where the offender may go through imprisonment for months.
felony penalties in Virginia
Penalties of felony charges include:
- Class 1: stay imprisonment for up to several years or till death with a fine of $100,000.
- Class 2: stay imprisonment for up to 20 years with a fine of $100,000.
- Class 3: stay imprisonment for up to 12 months or above, with a fine of $2,500 or above.
- Class 4: stay imprisonment for up to 12 months with a fine of $2,500.
- Class 5/6: stay imprisonment for up to 12 months with a fine of $1000-2,500.
misdemeanor charges in Virginia
Misdemeanor charges are those in where a person commits a crime illegally but not provide any physical harm to the victim. These types of charges include sexually assault, stalking, theft, larceny, burglary, or domestic violence.
misdemeanor penalties in Virginia
Penalties for misdemeanor charges are imprisonment for up to 12 months or more than that with a fine of $2,500.