Its actually a Class U Felony. This is a class of felonys which does not fall in the normal 1 -6 as its punishment is defined in the offenses statute.
As for does he need a lawyer. Depending on what he is allegedly manufacturing he is potentially facing any where from 5 to 40 years in prison. He needs a Lawyer..
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Your friend is charged with a felony, a life changing event where one loses the right to vote, own a firearm and have to answer yes to the question, usually on the top right corner of job applications? Your friend better seek experienced legal counsel NOW. Good luck.
There is no such thing as a Class O felony in Virginia. As Mr. Hays observes, you most likely meant a Class U felony, an "unclassified felony". Regardless, your friend most definitely needs an attorney as soon as possible.
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There is no Class O felony in Virginia. As previously stated above, it is most likely a Class U Felony. He most definitely should contact a local attorney to assist him. Please do not consider this legal advice. Additionally, any comments should not be construed as creating any attorney-client relationship.
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