We maintain a "live" chart analyzing the immigration consequences of Virginia criminal offenses. The chart is intended for the use of criminal defense attorneys, not immigration practitioners.
Before using any of the chart sections linked below, please read the short cover memorandum preceding the Table of Contents, which explains the scope of the chart, the fact that the analysis is based on the law within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the need for additional analysis based on the facts and circumstances of a client's case.
The chart sections are updated regularly and we welcome your feedback. Please check this page frequently to ensure that you are using the most updated versions.
- Cover Memorandum & Table of Contents - a brief cover memorandum and searchable table of contents for the chart
- Section I – Inchoate Offenses (Updated April 20, 2020)
- Section II – Crimes Against Persons (Updated May 31, 2022)
- Section III - Property Offenses (Updated May 16, 2022)
- Section IV - Controlled Substances Offenses (Updated May 25, 2022)
- Section V - Firearms Offenses (Updated September 9, 2021)
- Section VI - Traffic Offenses (Updated September 7, 2021)
- Section VII - Fraud Offenses (Updated December 20, 2021)
- Section VIII - Crimes Involving Morals and Decency (Updated May 16, 2022)
- Section IX - Other Commonly Charged Offenses (includes selected crimes against peace and order and administration of justice and procedural offenses regarding arrest and appearance) (Updated April 18, 2022)
If you identify a commonly-charged offense not included in the chart or any errors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: These charts are not a substitute for an attorney's own research. The update date does not reflect an update on every single statute in a section; it only represents the most recent edits.