Close X

What are the punishments for a Class 2 misdemeanor in Virginia?

Posted by Bryan Jones | Feb 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The punishment for Class 2 misdemeanors can be found in Virginia Code 18.2-11.:

  • Up to 6 months in jail, and
  • Up to a $1,000 fine

One other thing to know about Class 2 misdemeanors: once you've been convicted, they are permanently on your criminal record. Currently, there's no way to have a criminal conviction expunged from your record in Virginia unless the Governor pardons you. That means when you're charged with a misdemeanor, you're facing a lifetime criminal record if you're convicted. That's why it's important to seek legal advice as soon as you can.

Some common Class 2 misdemeanors in Virginia:

1. Driving without a license

2. Second offense Refusal to submit to a breath or blood test

3. Possession of a scheduled IV controlled substance

About the Author

Bryan Jones

What I do I help people who are charged with crimes. I also help people prove their innocence even after they've been convicted of a crime. I love what I do because my own experience has shown me the value of good legal advice. My law firm is founded on the principle that good legal advice shoul...

Comments

There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Service Areas

Albemarle, Charlottesville, Greene, Madison, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, Nelson, Augusta, Staunton, Waynesboro

On your side.

Bryanbiopic

Contact us today.