2006 Code of Virginia § 54.1-3904 - Penalty for practicing without authority

54.1-3904. Penalty for practicing without authority.

Any person who practices law without being authorized or licensed shall beguilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. A collection agency may refer debts to anattorney for collection with the creditor's approval of the referral and thefee arrangement and shall not be deemed to be engaged in the unauthorizedpractice of law. An attorney is permitted by the creditor's authorization toenter into such representation agreements.

(Code 1950, 54-44; 1988, c. 765; 1994, c. 441.)

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