Any fireworks that leave the ground are illegal in Virginia. Firecrackers are too.
Although they are not sold in Virginia, Illegal fireworks can easily be purchased off of the Internet.
But a couple the threat of a heavy fine or time in jail could scare some would-be firework users from committing a crime.
"It's a class one misdemeanor,” commented Doug Fry of the Staunton Police Department." You will be charged with a summons, and face a fine of $2,500."