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Code of Virginia
Title 18.2. Crimes and Offenses Generally
8/5/2020

Title 18.2. Crimes and Offenses Generally (2020 Updates)

  • Chapter 1. In General
    • Article 2. Construction and Definitions
    • § 18.2-6
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Meaning of certain terms
      § 18.2-6
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Meaning of certain terms
    • Article 3. Classification of Criminal Offenses and Punishment Therefor
    • § 18.2-10
      Punishment for conviction of felony; penalty
  • Chapter 2. Principals and Accessories
    • § 18.2-19
      How accessories after the fact punished; certain exceptions
  • Chapter 3. Inchoate Offenses
    • Article 1. Conspiracies
    • § 18.2-23
      Conspiring to trespass or commit larceny
  • Chapter 4. Crimes Against the Person
    • Article 3. Kidnapping and Related Offenses
    • § 18.2-49
      Threatening, attempting, or assisting in such abduction; penalty
    • Article 4. Assaults and Bodily Woundings
    • § 18.2-56.1
      Reckless handling of firearms; reckless handling while hunting
      § 18.2-56.2
      Allowing access to firearms by children; penalty
      § 18.2-57
      Assault and battery; penalty
    • Article 6. Extortion and Other Threats
    • § 18.2-60
      Threats of death or bodily injury to a person or member of his family; threats of death or bodily injury to persons on school property; threats of death or bodily injury to health care providers; penalty
      § 18.2-60.1
      Threatening the Governor or his immediate family
      § 18.2-60.4
      Violation of protective orders; penalty
      § 18.2-60.5
      Unauthorized use of electronic tracking device; penalty
    • Article 7. Criminal Sexual Assault
    • § 18.2-64.2
      Carnal knowledge of an inmate, parolee, probationer, detainee, or pretrial or posttrial offender; penalty
      § 18.2-67.3
      Aggravated sexual battery; penalty
      § 18.2-67.5:2
      Punishment upon conviction of certain subsequent felony sexual assault
      § 18.2-67.9
      Testimony by child victims and witnesses using two-way closed-circuit television
    • Article 9. Abortion
    • § 18.2-72
      When abortion lawful during first trimester of pregnancy
      § 18.2-76
      Informed written consent required
  • Chapter 5. Crimes Against Property
    • Article 1. Arson and Related Crimes
    • § 18.2-80
      Burning or destroying any other building or structure
      § 18.2-81
      Burning or destroying personal property, standing grain, etc.
      § 18.2-83
      Threats to bomb or damage buildings or means of transportation; false information as to danger to such buildings, etc.; punishment; venue
    • Article 3. Larceny and Receiving Stolen Goods
    • § 18.2-95
      Grand larceny defined; how punished
      § 18.2-96
      Petit larceny defined; how punished
      § 18.2-96.1
      Identification of certain personalty
      § 18.2-97
      Larceny of certain animals and poultry
      § 18.2-102
      Unauthorized use of animal, aircraft, vehicle or boat; consent; accessories or accomplices
      § 18.2-103
      Concealing or taking possession of merchandise; altering price tags; transferring goods from one container to another; counseling, etc., another in performance of such acts
      § 18.2-108.01
      Larceny with intent to sell or distribute; sale of stolen property; penalty
    • Article 5. Trespass to Realty
    • § 18.2-121
      Entering property of another for purpose of damaging it, etc.
      § 18.2-121.1
      Permitting certain animals to run at large
      § 18.2-127
      Injuries to churches, church property, cemeteries, burial grounds, etc.; penalty
      § 18.2-134.1
      Method of posting lands
    • Article 6. Damage to Realty and Personalty Thereon
    • § 18.2-137
      Injuring, etc., any property, monument, etc.
    • Article 7. Damage to and Tampering with Property
    • § 18.2-145.1
      Damaging or destroying research farm product; penalty; restitution
      § 18.2-150
      Willfully destroying vessel, etc.
    • Article 8. Offenses Relating to Railroads and Other Utilities
    • § 18.2-162
      Damage or trespass to public services or utilities
  • Chapter 6. Crimes Involving Fraud
    • Article 4. Bad Check Law
    • § 18.2-181
      Issuing bad checks, etc., larceny
      § 18.2-181.1
      Issuance of bad checks
      § 18.2-182
      Issuing bad checks on behalf of business firm or corporation in payment of wages; penalty
    • Article 5. False Representations to Obtain Property or Credit
    • § 18.2-186
      False statements to obtain property or credit
      § 18.2-186.3
      Identity theft; penalty; restitution; victim assistance
      § 18.2-186.6
      Breach of personal information notification
      § 18.2-187.1
      Obtaining or attempting to obtain oil, electric, gas, water, telephone, telegraph, cable television or electronic communication service without payment; penalty; civil liability
      § 18.2-188
      Defrauding hotels, motels, campgrounds, boardinghouses, etc.
    • Article 6. Offenses Relating to Credit Cards
    • § 18.2-195
      Credit card fraud; conspiracy; penalties
      § 18.2-195.2
      Fraudulent application for credit card; penalties
      § 18.2-197
      Criminally receiving goods and services fraudulently obtained
  • Chapter 7. Crimes Involving Health and Safety
    • Article 1. Drugs
    • § 18.2-247
      Use of terms "controlled substances," "marijuana," "Schedules I, II, III, IV, V and VI," "imitation controlled substance" and "counterfeit controlled substance" in Title 18.2
      § 18.2-248.1
      Penalties for sale, gift, distribution or possession with intent to sell, give or distribute marijuana
      § 18.2-248.02
      Allowing a minor or incapacitated person to be present during manufacture or attempted manufacture of methamphetamine prohibited; penalties
      § 18.2-250.1
      Possession of marijuana unlawful
      § 18.2-251
      Persons charged with first offense may be placed on probation; conditions; substance abuse screening, assessment treatment and education programs or services; drug tests; costs and fees; violations; discharge
      § 18.2-251.1:2
      Possession or distribution of cannabis oil; nursing homes and certified nursing facilities; hospice and hospice facilities; assisted living facilities
      § 18.2-251.1:3
      Possession or distribution of cannabidiol oil, THC-A oil, or industrial hemp; laboratories
      § 18.2-251.02
      Drug Offender Assessment and Treatment Fund
      § 18.2-251.03
      Arrest and prosecution when experiencing or reporting overdoses
      § 18.2-252
      Suspended sentence conditioned upon substance abuse screening, assessment, testing, and treatment or education
      § 18.2-254
      Commitment of convicted person for treatment for substance abuse
      § 18.2-254.2
      Specialty dockets; report
      § 18.2-254.3
      Behavioral Health Docket Act
      § 18.2-255.2
      Prohibiting the sale or manufacture of drugs on or near certain properties; penalty
    • Article 2. Driving Motor Vehicle, Etc., While Intoxicated
    • § 18.2-268.1
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Chemical testing to determine alcohol or drug content of blood; definitions
      § 18.2-268.1
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Chemical testing to determine alcohol or drug content of blood; definitions
      § 18.2-268.3
      Refusal of tests; penalties; procedures
      § 18.2-270.1
      Ignition interlock systems; penalty
      § 18.2-270.2
      Ignition interlock system and remote alcohol monitoring device; certification by Commission on VASAP; regulations; sale or lease; monitoring use; reports
      § 18.2-271.1
      Probation, education, and rehabilitation of person charged or convicted; person convicted under law of another state or federal law
      § 18.2-272
      Driving after forfeiture of license
    • Article 4. Dangerous Use of Firearms or Other Weapons
    • § 18.2-287.5
      Reporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty
    • Article 6.1. Concealed Weapons and Concealed Handgun Permits
    • § 18.2-308
      Carrying concealed weapons; exceptions; penalty
      § 18.2-308.02
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Application for a concealed handgun permit; Virginia resident or domiciliary
      § 18.2-308.02
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Application for a concealed handgun permit; Virginia resident or domiciliary
    • Article 7. Other Illegal Weapons
    • § 18.2-308.1
      Possession of firearm, stun weapon, or other weapon on school property prohibited; penalty
      § 18.2-308.1:3
      Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearm by persons involuntarily admitted or ordered to outpatient treatment; penalty
      § 18.2-308.1:4
      Purchase or transportation of firearm by persons subject to protective orders; penalties
      § 18.2-308.1:6
      Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearms by persons subject to substantial risk orders; penalty
      § 18.2-308.1:7
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearm by persons enrolled into the Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearms List; penalty
      § 18.2-308.2
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Possession or transportation of firearms, firearms ammunition, stun weapons, explosives or concealed weapons by convicted felons; penalties; petition for permit; when issued
      § 18.2-308.2
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Possession or transportation of firearms, firearms ammunition, stun weapons, explosives or concealed weapons by convicted felons; penalties; petition for restoration order; when issued
      § 18.2-308.2:1
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Prohibiting the selling, etc., of firearms to certain persons
      § 18.2-308.2:1
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Prohibiting the selling, etc., of firearms to certain persons; penalties
      § 18.2-308.2:2
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Criminal history record information check required for the transfer of certain firearms
      § 18.2-308.2:2
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Criminal history record information check required for the transfer of certain firearms
      § 18.2-308.2:3
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Criminal background check required for employees of a gun dealer to transfer firearms; exemptions; penalties
      § 18.2-308.2:3
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Criminal background check required for employees of a gun dealer to transfer firearms; exemptions; penalties
      § 18.2-308.2:5
      Criminal history record information check required to sell firearm; penalty
    • Article 6.1. Concealed Weapons and Concealed Handgun Permits
    • § 18.2-308.03
      Fees for concealed handgun permits
    • Article 7. Other Illegal Weapons
    • § 18.2-308.5:1
      Manufacture, importation, sale, possession, transfer, or transportation of trigger activators prohibited; penalty
    • Article 6.1. Concealed Weapons and Concealed Handgun Permits
    • § 18.2-308.06
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Nonresident concealed handgun permits
      § 18.2-308.06
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Nonresident concealed handgun permits
      § 18.2-308.09
      Disqualifications for a concealed handgun permit
      § 18.2-308.016
      Retired law-enforcement officers; carrying a concealed handgun
    • Article 8. Miscellaneous Dangerous Conduct
    • § 18.2-313.2
      Introduction of snakehead fish or zebra mussel; penalty
  • Chapter 8. Crimes Involving Morals and Decency
    • Article 1. Gambling
    • § 18.2-325
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Definitions
      § 18.2-325
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Definitions
      § 18.2-334.2
      Same; bingo games, raffles, duck races, and Texas Hold'em poker tournaments conducted by certain organizations
      § 18.2-334.3
      Exemptions to article; state lottery; sports betting
      § 18.2-334.5
      Exemptions to article; certain gaming operations
      § 18.2-334.6
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Exemptions to article; certain skill games offered at family entertainment centers
    • Article 3. Commercial Sex Trafficking, Prostitution, Etc
    • § 18.2-346
      Prostitution; commercial sexual conduct; commercial exploitation of a minor; penalties
      § 18.2-348
      Aiding prostitution or illicit sexual intercourse, etc.; penalty
      § 18.2-348.1
      Promoting travel for prostitution; penalty
      § 18.2-356
      Receiving money for procuring person; penalties
    • Article 4. Family Offenses; Crimes Against Children, Etc
    • § 18.2-362
      Person marrying when spouse is living; penalty; venue
      § 18.2-363
      Leaving Commonwealth to evade law against bigamy
      § 18.2-364
      Exceptions to §§ 18.2-362 and 18.2-363
      § 18.2-366
      Sexual intercourse by persons forbidden to marry; incest; penalties
      § 18.2-368
      Placing or leaving spouse for prostitution; penalty
      § 18.2-370.2
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Sex offenses prohibiting proximity to children; penalty
      § 18.2-370.2
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Sex offenses prohibiting proximity to children; penalty
      § 18.2-370.3
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Sex offenses prohibiting residing in proximity to children; penalty
      § 18.2-370.3
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Sex offenses prohibiting residing in proximity to children; penalty
      § 18.2-370.5
      Offenses prohibiting entry onto school or other property; penalty
      § 18.2-371.2
      Prohibiting purchase or possession of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, alternative nicotine products, and hemp products intended for smoking by a person under 21 years of age or sale of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, alternative nicotine products, and hemp products intended for smoking to persons under 21 years of age
    • Article 5. Obscenity and Related Offenses
    • § 18.2-374.1
      Production, publication, sale, financing, etc., of child pornography; presumption as to age
      § 18.2-374.1:1
      Possession, reproduction, distribution, solicitation, and facilitation of child pornography; penalty
      § 18.2-388
      Intoxication in public; penalty; transportation of public inebriates to detoxification center
    • Article 8. Offenses Involving Animals
    • § 18.2-403.1
      Offenses involving animals — Class 1 misdemeanors
      § 18.2-403.3
      Offenses involving animals — Class 4 misdemeanors
  • Chapter 9. Crimes Against Peace and Order
    • Article 2. Disorderly Conduct
    • § 18.2-415
      Disorderly conduct in public places
    • Article 3. Abusive and Insulting Language
    • § 18.2-417
      Slander and libel
    • Article 6. Unlawful Use of Telephones
    • § 18.2-430
      Venue for offenses under this article
    • Article 8. Unlawful Paramilitary Activity
    • § 18.2-433.2
      Paramilitary activity prohibited; penalty
  • Chapter 10. Crimes Against the Administration of Justice
    • Article 6. Interference with Administration of Justice
    • § 18.2-472.1
      Providing false information or failing to provide registration information; penalty; prima facie evidence