Is Reckless Driving in Virginia a misdemeanor criminal offense or a felony criminal offense?
Virgiia law categorizes criminal offenses as either misdemeanor offenses or felony offenses. Misdemeanor offenses are considered the less serious crimes and felony offenses are considered the more serious crimes. In Virginia, the punishment for misdemeanor offenses includes the imposition of a fine and / or incarceration for up to one year. In Virginia, felony offenses are punishable by incarceration for longer than one year, up to and including imprisonment for life, and even the death penalty.
Reckless Driving in Virginia falls into the most serious category of misdemeanor criminal offenses.