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Defense of Crimes Against Nature Charge in Virginia


Virginia crimes against nature is a class 6 felony.  This Virginia statutes prohibits acts such as cunnilingus, fellatio, anilingus or anal intercourse upon a family member or an animal.  A conviction for this offense in Virginia is at a minimum a class 6 felony.  If a person is convicted of this offense in Virginia under Virginia Code Section 18.2-361 (B), then depending on who the victim is, it is either a class 5 felony or a class 3 felony.  If you have been charged with this sex offense, please contact one of our Virginia sex crimes defense lawyers to assist you with defending yourself against this felony offense.

VA Code § 18.2-361. Crimes against nature; penalty

A. If any person carnally knows in any manner any brute animal, or carnally knows any male or female person by the anus or by or with the mouth, or voluntarily submits to such carnal knowledge, he or she shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony, except as provided in subsection B.
B. Any person who performs or causes to be performed cunnilingus, fellatio, anilingus or anal intercourse upon or by his daughter or granddaughter, son or grandson, brother or sister, or father or mother is guilty of a Class 5 felony. However, if a parent or grandparent commits any such act with his child or grandchild and such child or grandchild is at least 13 but less than 18 years of age at the time of the offense, such parent or grandparent is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
C. For the purposes of this section, parent includes step-parent, grandparent includes step-grandparent, child includes step-child and grandchild includes step-grandchild.