Code of Fairfax County: Offenses Against Property, and Unlicensed Mobile Businesses
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Article IV and V of the Code of Fairfax County covers:
Offenses Against Property & Unlicensed Mobile Businesses
Offenses Relating to Property
Note: if you are here because you are charged with Fairfax County Code Section 5-4-1, then you may be curious as to the validity of the charge, especially if you were charged for being at a park at night. Please see our main Virginia Trespassing page, or contact our Virginia Criminal Lawyer, locally in Fairfax, VA.
Section 5-4-1. Trespassing after having been forbidden to do so
(a) If any person shall without authority of law go upon or remain upon the lands, buildings or premises of another, or any part, portion or area thereof, after having been forbidden to do so, either orally or in writing, by the owner, lessee, custodian or other person lawfully in charge thereof, or after having been forbidden to do so by a sign or signs posted on such lands, buildings, premises or part, portion or area thereof at a place or places where it or they may be reasonably seen, he shall be deemed guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
(b) This Section shall not be construed to affect in any way the provisions of §§ 18.2-132 through 18.2-136, and 29-169 and 29-170, Va. Code Ann. (1954 Code, vol. 1, § 11-5; 1961 Code, § 17-15.)
Section 5-4-2. Trespass; instigating, trespass by others; preventing service to persons not forbidden to trespass.
If any person solicit, urge, encourage, exhort, instigate or procure another or others to go upon or remain upon the lands, buildings or premises of another, or any part, portion or area thereof, knowing such other person to have been forbidden, either orally or in writing, to do so by the owner, lessee, custodian or other person lawfully in charge thereof, or knowing such other person to have been forbidden to do so by a sign posted on such lands, buildings, premises or part, portion of area thereof at a place where it may reasonably be seen; or if any person shall, on such lands, buildings, premises or part, portion or area thereof prevent or seek to prevent the owner, lessee, custodian, person in charge or any of his employees from rendering service to any person not so forbidden, he shall be deemed guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (7-11-56; 1961 Code, § 17-16.)
Offenses Relating to Unlicensed Mobile Businesses
Section 5-5-1. Unlicensed and unpermitted solid waste collectors.
No solid waste collector may provide services within Fairfax County without having first obtained a Fairfax County business license and a solid waste permit in accordance with Chapter 109.1 of this Code. Any solid waste collector found providing services without said license and permit affixed to the vehicle and prominently displayed shall be issued a summons to appear in court. Each day the solid waste collector operates within the jurisdiction without said license or permit is a separate offense punishable by a fine of up to $500.00. The Fairfax County Police Department is authorized to serve a summons to solid waste collectors for operating within Fairfax County without said license or permit. (40-94-5; 53-08-5.)
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