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WVC 17 B- 3 - 3 A §17B-3-3a. Suspending license for failure to pay fines or penalties imposed by magistrate court or municipal court.
(a) The division shall suspend the license of any resident of this state or the privilege of a nonresident to drive a motor vehicle in this state upon receiving notice from a magistrate court or municipal court of this state, pursuant to subsection (b), section two-a, article three, chapter fifty of this code or subsection (b), section two-a, article ten, chapter eight of this code, that such person has defaulted on the payment of costs, fines, forfeitures or penalties which were imposed on the person by the magistrate court or municipal court by judgment entered upon conviction of any motor vehicle violation or that such person has failed to respond or appear in court when charged with a motor vehicle violation.

(b) The magistrate court or municipal court shall notify the division upon a default of payment as follows:

(1) For a resident of this state, after one hundred eighty days following the date of judgment upon the conviction; or

(2) For a nonresident of this state, after eighty days following the date of judgment upon the conviction.

(c) For the purposes of this section, section two-a, article three, chapter fifty of this code and section two-a, article ten, chapter eight of this code, "motor vehicle violation" shall be defined as any violation designated in chapter seventeen-a, seventeen-b, seventeen-c, seventeen-d or seventeen-e of this code or the violation of any municipal ordinance relating to the operation of a motor vehicle for which the violation thereof would result in a fine or penalty: Provided, That any parking violation or other violation for which a citation may be issued to an unattended vehicle shall not be considered a motor vehicle violation for the purposes of this section, section two-a, article three, chapter fifty of this code or section two-a, article ten, chapter eight of this code.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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