Whenever a consumer purchases something and agrees to the terms of the transaction, even just by clicking "yes" when downloading software, a legal agreement has been made. Virginia consumer laws and regulations are designed to protect consumers from being ripped off, whether it's a deceptive trade practice or an unsafe product. Consumer laws also protect people from identity theft and other crimes that prey on consumers. Virginia lemon law, for example, requires dealers to fully refund o replace a new vehicle if it has problems significantly affecting its use, safety, or market value that cannot be fixed within the first 18 months. Click on a link below to learn more about Virginia' consumer laws.