Virginia Code 46.2-1047 - Muffler cutout, etc., illegal - Virginia Virginia Code 46.2-1047 - Muffler cutout, etc., illegal - Virginia Code :: Justia . I'm going Thursday to an exhaust shop and getting them to look at it and hopefully say that its not straight piped or have an altered muffler without the baffle plates but I don't know yet. So has anyone on here ever fought the ticket and won without having to change their exhaust. Or if anyone has advice please let me know. Thanks Also I live near Harrisonburg if that helps any. I know it varies from town to town about the law.