Virginia Code Title 18.2. Crimes and Offenses Generally § 18.2-132.1. Trespass by hunters using dogs;  penalty

Any person who intentionally releases hunting dogs on the lands of another which have been posted in accordance with the provisions of § 18.2-134.1 to hunt without the consent of the landowner or his agent is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.  A second or subsequent violation of this section within three years is a Class 1 misdemeanor and, upon conviction, the court shall revoke such person's hunting or trapping license for a period of one year.  The fact that hunting dogs are present on the lands of another alone is not sufficient evidence to prove that the person acted intentionally.


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