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Code of Virginia
Title 18.2. Crimes and Offenses Generally
5/21/2024

Title 18.2. Crimes and Offenses Generally (2023 Updates)

  • Chapter 4. Crimes Against the Person
    • Article 2.1. Crimes by Gangs
    • § 18.2-46.1
      Definitions
      § 18.2-46.2
      Prohibited criminal street gang participation; penalty
      § 18.2-46.3:1
      Third or subsequent conviction of criminal street gang crimes
      § 18.2-46.3:3
      Enhanced punishment for gang activity taking place in a gang-free zone; penalties
    • Article 2.2. Terrorism Offenses
    • § 18.2-46.4
      Definitions
      § 18.2-46.6
      Possession, manufacture, distribution, etc., of weapon of terrorism or hoax device prohibited; penalty
    • Article 3. Kidnapping and Related Offenses
    • § 18.2-47
      Abduction and kidnapping defined; punishment
    • Article 4. Assaults and Bodily Woundings
    • § 18.2-51.6
      Strangulation or suffocation of another; penalty
      § 18.2-57
      Assault and battery; penalty
    • Article 6. Extortion and Other Threats
    • § 18.2-59.1
      Sexual extortion; penalty
      § 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
    • Article 7. Criminal Sexual Assault
    • § 18.2-61.1
      Testing of certain persons for sexually transmitted infections
    • 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 3. Larceny and Receiving Stolen Goods
    • § 18.2-103.1
      Organized retail theft; penalty
    • Article 5. Trespass to Realty
    • § 18.2-121.3
      Trespass with an unmanned aircraft system; penalty
      § 18.2-130.1
      Peeping or spying into dwelling or occupied building by electronic device or unmanned aircraft system; penalty
    • Article 7. Damage to and Tampering with Property
    • § 18.2-146
      Breaking, injuring, defacing, destroying, or preventing the operation of vehicle, aircraft, boat, or vessel; penalties
      § 18.2-146.1
      Unlawful purchase or sale of a catalytic converter from a motor vehicle exhaust system that has been detached from a motor vehicle; penalty
    • Article 8. Offenses Relating to Railroads and Other Utilities
    • § 18.2-160.2
      Trespassing on public transportation; penalty
  • Chapter 6. Crimes Involving Fraud
    • Article 3. False Pretenses
    • § 18.2-178.1
      Financial exploitation of vulnerable adults; penalty
    • Article 10. Cigarette Delivery Sale Requirements
    • § 18.2-246.6
      Definitions
  • 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
      § 18.2-251.1:1
      (Effective until January 1, 2024) Possession or distribution of cannabis oil; public schools
      § 18.2-251.1:1
      (Effective January 1, 2024) Possession or distribution of cannabis oil; public schools
      § 18.2-251.1:2
      (Effective until January 1, 2024) Possession or distribution of cannabis oil; nursing homes and certified nursing facilities; hospice and hospice facilities; assisted living facilities
      § 18.2-251.1:2
      (Effective January 1, 2024) 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 cannabis oil, or industrial hemp; laboratories; Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of Law employees
    • Article 2. Driving Motor Vehicle, Etc., While Intoxicated
    • § 18.2-271.1
      Probation, education, and rehabilitation of person charged or convicted; person convicted under law of another state or federal law
    • Article 6.1. Concealed Weapons and Concealed Handgun Permits
    • § 18.2-308
      Carrying concealed weapons; exceptions; penalty
    • Article 7. Other Illegal Weapons
    • § 18.2-308.2:2
      Criminal history record information check required for the transfer of certain firearms
  • Chapter 8. Crimes Involving Morals and Decency
    • Article 1.1:1. Charitable Gaming
    • § 18.2-340.16
      Definitions
      § 18.2-340.23
      Organizations exempt from certain fees and reports
      § 18.2-340.24:1
      Registration requirements; certain organizations
      § 18.2-340.25
      Permit required; application fee; form of application
      § 18.2-340.25:2
      Temporary permits authorized; limitations
      § 18.2-340.26:1
      Sale of instant bingo, pull tabs, or seal cards
      § 18.2-340.26:2
      Sale of instant bingo, pull tabs, or seal cards dispensed by mechanical equipment
      § 18.2-340.28
      Conduct of instant bingo, network bingo, pull tabs, and seal cards
      § 18.2-340.30
      Reports of gross receipts, electronic gaming adjusted gross receipts, and disbursements required; form of reports; failure to file
      § 18.2-340.36
      Suspension of permit and registration
    • Article 3. Commercial Sex Trafficking, Prostitution, Etc
    • § 18.2-356.1
      Purchasing or selling of minors; exceptions; penalties
    • Article 4. Family Offenses; Crimes Against Children, Etc
    • § 18.2-371.1
      Abuse and neglect of children; penalty; abandoned infant
      § 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; civil penalties
  • Chapter 9. Crimes Against Peace and Order
    • Article 6. Unlawful Use of Telephones
    • § 18.2-429
      Causing a telephone, digital pager, or other device to ring or signal with intent to annoy; emergency communications; penalties
  • Chapter 10. Crimes Against the Administration of Justice
    • Article 6. Interference with Administration of Justice
    • § 18.2-461.1
      False emergency communication to emergency personnel; penalties
  • Chapter 12. Miscellaneous
    • Article 1. Liquefied Petroleum Gas Containers
    • § 18.2-493
      Definitions
      § 18.2-494
      Unlawful use of, filling or refilling, or trafficking in containers
      § 18.2-495
      Presumptive evidence
  • Chapter 13. Virginia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act