A felony in Virginia is different from other categories of crime in terms of its level of severity and the amount of punishment that the convicted felon can receive. In the United States, a felony is a serious crime punishable by more than a year in prison.
Misdemeanor charges in Virginia can be brought by police, civilians, and prosecutors. The maximum penalty for Class 1 felony is death or imprisonment for life and $100,000 fine. For any felony offense committed on or after January 1, 1995, the court may, and on or after July 1, 2000, shall, except in cases in which the court orders a suspended term of confinement of at least 6 months, impose an additional term of not less than 6 months nor more than 3 years, which shall be suspended conditioned upon successful completion of a period of post release supervision pursuant to § 19.2-295.2 and compliance with such other terms as the sentencing court may require.
A Class 6 felony in Virginia is punishable by a term of imprisonment between 1 to 5 years. However, at the discretion of the jury or the judge trying the case in the place of the jury, a defendant convicted of Class 6 felony could serve less than 12 months in jail, pay a fine of up to $2,500, or some combination of the two.
Is driving under the influence of intoxicants is a felony or a misdemeanor? Under most circumstances, a first-time conviction for DUI is a misdemeanor, but there are circumstances under which a DUI can be a charged as a felony crime.
In most states, if someone is killed or injured by the drunken driver, felony charges can be filed. It is more typical that the driver must be the one who caused the accident that resulted in the bodily harm. If you run a stop sign while intoxicated and hit another vehicle, you may be charged with felony DUI if your passengers or people in the other vehicle got injured.
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