My question involves criminal law for the state of: Virginia
Iím curious as to how long I can be on probation for a non violent class 1 misdemeanor. I was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a mentally ill individual. I thought I could own a muzzleloader despite being hospitalized.
I cooperated with the officer and even gave him the rifle when he asked to see it.
Last Thur at my trial I was told my sentence was 90 days suspended, probation and to agree to have the city destroy the weapon.
Iím looking at my probation paperwork I signed and itís telling me 5 years good behavior/5 year minimum probation.
I think this is a bit odd. I had a friend whom about 10 years ago started getting into trouble. First he broke into an abondoned factory and did about 5k worth of damage, then he got caught with a bunch of weapons (knife taser crossbow etc) in a guitar case, and lastly assaulted someone with a B.B. gun.
For each individual charge he never served more than 1-2 years probation.
How likely am I to have to be on probation for the full 5 years?