2011 Code of Virginia
Chapter 4 Crimes Against the Person (18.2-30 thru 18.2-76.2)
18.2-57.01 Pointing laser at law-enforcement officer unlawful; penalty

VA Code § 18.2-57.01 (2001 through Reg Session) What's This?

18.2-57.01. Pointing laser at law-enforcement officer unlawful; penalty.

If any person, knowing or having reason to know another person is a law-enforcement officer as defined in 18.2-57, a probation or parole officer appointed pursuant to 53.1-143, a correctional officer as defined in 53.1-1, or a person employed by the Department of Corrections directly involved in the care, treatment or supervision of inmates in the custody of the Department engaged in the performance of his public duties as such, intentionally projects at such other person a beam or a point of light from a laser, a laser gun sight, or any device that simulates a laser, shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.

(2000, c. 350.)

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