In Virginia, a class U felony is a felony that is unclassified. This type of felony charge is for offenses that don't fall neatly under the first six official felony classes. A defendant may be charged with an unclassifi... More »

Common felonies are drug abuse violations, driving while intoxicated, violent crime, selling alcohol to a minor, and weapons possession, according to Schatz Anderson and Associates. In the United States, felony crimes ar... More » Government & Politics Crime

The types of crimes considered felonies include rape, arson, assault and murder, says. Assault includes threatening physical harm or violence with a weapon. Battery occurs when a person inflicts physical ha... More »

A Class 6 felony in Virginia is a crime that meets the criteria for the "felony" category with the least of authorized punishments associated with it. Class 6 felony crimes in the state of Virginia include reckless endan... More »

As of 2014, a Class C felony is the third-most serious class of felony, which is punishable by a maximum of seven years in prison. Class C felonies include crimes such as theft, possession of a controlled substance, seco... More »

A Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia is the highest of the misdemeanor classifications in that state. It is punishable by up to 12 months in jail, as opposed to prison, and subjects the offender to a fine of up to $2,500. More »

A felony is a serious crime. The word comes from the medieval French word "félonie." The original term described crimes of confiscation of land or goods, but can now refer to many different serious infractions of the law... More » Government & Politics Crime