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§ 18.2-121 is generally charged as a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine of $2500.
If an individual wishes to be found not guilty or negotiate a favorable plea, he cannot immediately plead guilty or no contest and expect that to happen. Instead, favorable plea deals and not guilty verdicts come from negotiating with the state and aggressively evaluating and asserting possible defenses to a charge.
Your best course of action is to immediately retain an attorney. If you can't afford one, you can ask the court to appoint one for you and the court will do so, as a criminal defendant is entitled to an attorney. Your attorney will evaluate your defenses and attempt to negotiate with the prosecution to achieve something favorable (such as withheld adjudication, by which charges could be dropped after a fine is paid and probation is served).
§ 18.2-121. Entering property of another for purpose of damaging it, etc.
It shall be unlawful for any person to enter the land, dwelling, outhouse or any other building of another for the purpose of damaging such property or any of the contents thereof or in any manner to interfere with the rights of the owner, user or the occupant thereof to use such property free from interference.
Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. However, if a person intentionally selects the property entered because of the race, religious conviction, color or national origin of the owner, user or occupant of the property, the person shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony, and the penalty upon conviction shall include a term of confinement of at least six months, 30 days of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of confinement.
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