2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-8 - Felonies, misdemeanors and traffic infractions defined

18.2-8. Felonies, misdemeanors and traffic infractions defined.

Offenses are either felonies or misdemeanors. Such offenses as are punishablewith death or confinement in a state correctional facility are felonies; allother offenses are misdemeanors. Traffic infractions are violations of publicorder as defined in 46.2-100 and not deemed to be criminal in nature.

(Code 1950, 18.1-6; 1960, c. 358; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1977, c. 585.)

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