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WVC 17 D- 5 - 3 §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 both.

(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 this chapter.

(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 chapter.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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