§ 15.2-1612

Wearing of same or similar uniforms by unauthorized persons; penalty

Any unauthorized person who wears a uniform identical to or substantially similar to a standard uniform used by an office of sheriff in accordance with § 15.2-1610 with the intent to deceive a casual observer or with the intent to impersonate the office of sheriff is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. A second or subsequent offense is punishable as a Class 6 felony.For purposes of this section, “substantially similar” means so similar in appearance as to be likely to deceive the casual observer.


1988, c. 626, § 15.1-90.4; 1997, c. 587; 2005, cc. 337, 452; 2013, c. 431.


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