Is adultery a crime in Virginia?

Yes. With all of the social changes over the last century, many people are surprised to learn that adultery is still a crime in Virginia. Having an affair can not only ruin a marriage but it is also a class 4 misdemeanor. That means that it is a crime punishable by a fine and the stigma of having a conviction.  Adultery may also be a crime under military law, depending on the circumstances.

Adultery in Virginia

Kellam T. Parks
Managing Member of Parks Zeigler, PLLC