§7-8-10. Persons privileged from arrest under civil process.
In addition to the privilege of voters and members of the
Legislature from arrest, as prescribed by the third section of
article IV, and the seventeenth section of article VI of the
constitution, the following persons shall also be privileged from
arrest under civil process, except for an escape, to wit: A judge,
grand juror, or witness, required by lawful authority to attend at
any court or place, during such attendance, and while going to and
returning from such court or place; officers and men, while going
to, attending, and returning from any muster or court-martial which
they are lawfully required to attend; persons attending funerals
and ministers of the gospel while engaged in performing religious
service in a place where a congregation is assembled and while
going to and returning from such place, but such privilege shall
only be on the days of such attendance.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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