Suffolk, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: What are the penalties in VA for defrauding an innkeeper if it is a misdemeanor?

i was unable to pay 750 dollar tab. I was inebriated and spent a lot of money both on the debit and credit card. I also withdrew a lot from the ATM. Because of this Navy Federal placed an alert on my accounts. I was unable to pay. I attempted to pay with credit card, debit card, attempted to withdraw momey from the ATM and even tried a zelle payment. All were declined. I was aressted for drunk in public and defrauding an innkeeper. After being released i contacted the establishment and set up to pay the balance owed the next day when they opened. I got the money and paid the next day and have a receipt. I'm not sure what to do or what my penalties will be

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Daniel P Leavitt
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  • Midlothian, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: A class 1 misdemeanor carries a range of punishment of 0-12 months in jail and a fine of $0-2500 if you're found guilty. It does not seem like you had the intent to defraud so an attorney should be able to get this dismissed for you I would think.

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