Most crimes are charged and prosecuted at the state level. While the types of conduct considered criminal are relatively constant throughout the U.S., each state is unique and Virginia is no exception. For instance, Virginia capital punishment laws allow the condemned to choose either lethal injection or electrocution to carry out the death penalty. Those under the age of 16 or deemed legally insane are exempt from capital punishment. Other laws affect criminal sentencing and procedures. FindLaw's Virginia Criminal Laws section covers everything from drug possession and wire fraud to sexual assault and murder. Click on a link below to learn more.