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CHAPTER 17A. MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION, REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, AND ANTITHEFT PROVISIONS.
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ARTICLE 11. PENALTIES.
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§17A-11-1. Violations of chapter; penalty for misdemeanor.
It is a misdemeanor for any person to violate any of the
provisions of this chapter unless such violation is by this
chapter or other law of this state declared to be a felony.
Unless another penalty is in this chapter or by the laws of
this state provided, every person convicted of a misdemeanor for
the violation of any provisions of this chapter shall be punished
by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by
imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both such fine
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§17A-11-2. Penalty for felony.
Any person who is convicted of a violation of any of the
provisions of this chapter herein or by the laws of this state
declared to constitute a felony shall be punished by imprisonment
for not less than one year not more than five years, or by a fine
of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than five thousand
dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
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§17A-11-3. Jurisdiction of crimes by justices.
Justices of the peace shall have concurrent jurisdiction
with the circuit, criminal and intermediate courts to enforce the
misdemeanor penalties prescribed by this chapter.
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§17A-11-4. Authority of members of official highway department
weighing crews and public service
commission, motor carrier employees.
Employees of the department of highways designated by the
commissioner of highways as weight enforcement officers and
employees of the public service commission designated by the
chairman as motor carrier utility inspectors, shall, during the
course of their normal duties, have concurrent jurisdiction with
police officers in the enforcement of article nine of this chapter.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session