DEFENSE OF ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR USING
ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR USING A COMPUTER IN CERTAIN VIOLATIONS
VIRGINIA SEX OFFENSE/CRIME ATTORNEYS
The following is another attempt by the Virginia state government to enhance the penalties against a person charged with a computer related offense in Virgnia.
Virginia Code § 18.2-376.1. Enhanced penalties for using a computer in certain violations
Any person who uses a computer in connection with a violation of §§ 18.2- 374,18.2-375, or § 18.2-376 is guilty of a separate and distinct Class 1 misdemeanor, and for a second or subsequent such offense within 10 years of a prior such offense is guilty of a Class 6 felony, the penalties to be imposed in addition to any other punishment otherwise prescribed for a violation of any of those sections.