What Is a Class 6 Felony in Virginia?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 3:40:50 AM ET
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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 endangerment and violation of a court order.

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Penalties for the commission of Class 6 felony crimes in Virginia include imprisonment of no less than one but up to five years. Fines that do not exceed $2,500 can also be imposed on those who commit Class 6 felony crimes in Virginia.

Most felony cases in Virginia begin in the relevant general district court with arraignment. In Virginia, a plea is not required at arraignment.