ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:
Misdemeanor charge for Failure to Pay for the Rental of a Vehicle, an accusation of not paying a cab driver, was DROPPED at the first hearing for lack of evidence.
In the General District Court for the City of Alexandria: 520 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
§ 18.2-206. Procuring an animal, aircraft, vehicle or boat with intent to defraud.
If any person procure any such animal, aircraft, vehicle, boat or vessel mentioned in § 18.2-149 by fraud or by misrepresenting himself as some other person or with the intent to cheat or defraud such other person, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The failure to pay the rental for or damage to such animal, aircraft, vehicle, boat or vessel, or absconding without paying such rental or damage, shall be prima facie evidence of the intent to defraud at the time of renting or leasing such animal, aircraft, vehicle, boat or vessel.
§ 18.2-149. Injury to hired animal, aircraft, vehicle or boat.
If any person after having rented or leased from any other person an animal, aircraft, vehicle, boat or vessel shall willfully injure or damage the same, by hard or reckless driving or using, or by using the same in violation of any statute of this Commonwealth, or allow or permit any other person so to do, or hire the same to any other person without the consent of the bailor, such person shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.