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Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer

Any person who:

  • false assumes or exercises the functions, powers, duties, and privileges of a
    • sheriff, police officer, marshal, or other peace officer, or of a federal law-enforcement officer, or who
    • false assumes or pretends to be such an officer,
    • is guilty of impersonating a law enforcement officer.

A first offense is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine.

  • A subsequent offense is punishable as a Class 6 felony.

Representation by criminal defense attorney is always recommended.

VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter6/section18.2-174.1/

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