WVC 17 D-
CHAPTER 17D. MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY LAW.
WVC 17 D- 5 -
ARTICLE 5. VIOLATION OF PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER; PENALTIES.
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§17D-5-1. Transfer of registration to defeat purpose of chapter
If an owner's registration has been suspended hereunder,
such registration shall not be transferred nor the vehicle in
respect to which such registration was issued registered in any
other name until the commissioner is satisfied that such transfer
of registration is proposed in good faith and not for the purpose
or with the effect of defeating the purposes of this chapter.
Nothing in this section shall in any wise affect the rights of
any conditional vendor, chattel mortgagee or lessor of such a
vehicle registered in the name of another as owner who becomes
subject to the provisions of this chapter.
WVC 17 D- 5 - 2
Acts, 1994 Reg. Sess., Ch. 111.
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§17D-5-3. Forgery; suspension of license or registration; penalty
for violations of chapter.
(a) Any person who forges or, without authority, signs any
evidence or proof of insurance, who files or offers for filing any
such evidence of proof knowing or having reason to believe that it
is forged or signed without authority or who provides false or
fraudulent information is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon
conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than one thousand
dollars or imprisoned in jail for not more than one year, or both.
(b) Any person who violates any provision of this chapter for
which no penalty is otherwise provided is guilty of a misdemeanor
and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than five
hundred dollars or imprisoned in jail not more than ninety days, or
(c) The commissioner shall suspend the person's driver's
license for a period of ninety days and shall revoke the motor
vehicle registration upon receipt of a conviction under subsection
(a) of this section: Provided, That the motor vehicle registration
may be reinstated upon current proof of the security required by
(d) If the commissioner determines that any person has
provided false or fraudulent insurance information on any
application, form or document to the division or has provided a
fraudulently altered or forged evidence or proof of insurance to
the division, the division shall suspend the person's driver's license for ninety days and revoke the motor vehicle registration
until genuine proof of insurance is provided to the division.
(e) The person shall be afforded due process in accordance
with the provisions of section seven, article two-a of this
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session