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A. Defacing; Penalty; Restitution: A person who wilfully and intentionally, without lawful authority, attempts to or in fact alters, defaces, injures, knocks down, or removes an official traffic control device, an authorized warning sign or signal or barricade, whether temporary or permanent, a railroad sign or signal, an inscription, shield or insignia on any of such devices, signs, signals, or barricades, or any other part thereof, shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a simple misdemeanor and shall be required to make restitution to the affected jurisdiction.
B. Illegal Possession; Penalty: It shall be unlawful for any person to have in the person's possession any official traffic control device except by legal right or authority. Any person convicted of unauthorized possession of any official traffic control device shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a simple misdemeanor. (2008 Code § 17-260)