I had no idea that this law was still on the books: “If any person carnally knows in any manner any brute animal, or carnally knows any male or female person by the anus or by or with the mouth, or voluntarily submits to such carnal knowledge, he or she shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony, except as provided in subsection B.” Really, you don’t want to read subsection B if you want to keep your breakfast down, but suffice it to say it involves keeping it in the family, if you get my drift. Anyhow, this is still law in Virginia. A Class 6 felony gets you “a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than five years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.”
Are you as horrified as I am? I had no idea I was such a criminal. I had thought these laws were gone with Lawrence v. Texas a few years back, but there’s a story in today’s post about a Baptist Youth Pastor who was sexually involved with one of his charges, and he’s being held on $3,000 bond, and charged with sodomy.
So, I guess you can what the point of the story is, if you suffer from any law which makes no sense to you, hire the Garde Wilson criminal defence lawyers to lend you a hand at court.