Criminal offenses in Virginia are designated as either misdemeanors or felonies.
Felonies are more serious offenses that are punishable by death or incarceration in a state correctional facility. All other criminal offenses are misdemeanors. Traffic infractions are not considered criminal in nature, but certain moving violations like DUI and Reckless Driving are designated as misdemeanors or felonies in the Virginia Code.
If you have been charged with any criminal offense, misdemeanor or felony, it is important that you get an experienced criminal defense attorney to guide you through the process and ensure that your rights are protected.