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Criminal Law is predominantly classified into two major groups—felonies and misdemeanors. A misdemeanor will typically be punishable by less than a year in jail, although some misdemeanors can trigger much longer jail sentences. In misdemeanor cases, it is essential that you hire experienced Virginia criminal defense attorneys to ensure that your rights are protected. Misdemeanors include less severe crimes such as the following:

  • Simple assault
  • Trespassing
  • Violation of a protective order
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Resisting arrest

There are four classes of misdemeanor offenses in Virginia. Class three and four misdemeanors are punishable with fines only, while class one and two misdemeanors carry a potential one-year or six-month jail sentence respectively. The maximum punishments for the four classes of misdemeanors are listed below:

  • Class 1: 12 months in jail; $2,500 fine
  • Class 2: 6 months in jail; $2,500 fine
  • Class 3: $500 fine
  • Class 4: $250 fine 

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Virginia or DC, please contact our Virginia criminal defense attorneys at 703-491-7070 or 1-888-407-4529 (toll free) today to discuss your case. We are available 24/7 to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your criminal case.

At Charles B. Roberts & Associates, P.C., our criminal and traffic clients have included NFL football players, platinum music artists, doctors, lawyers, and elected officials. When you hire our firm, our Virginia criminal defense attorneys will dedicate personal time and attention to your case to ensure that your concerns are addressed and your legal rights are protected throughout this difficult process.

We handle cases in Arlington, Fredericksburg, Woodbridge, and throughout the Virginia.