WVC 29 - 6 - 22
(a) Any person who willfully violates any provision of this
article or of the rules shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and,
upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one hundred
dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the
county jail for a period not to exceed one year, or both fined
and imprisoned. Jurisdiction under this section shall be in a
court of record exercising criminal jurisdiction within the
county wherein the offense is committed.
(b) Any person who is convicted of a misdemeanor under this
article shall, for a period of five years, be ineligible for
appointment to or employment in a position in the classified or
classified-exempt service, and if he is an officer or employee of
the state, shall forfeit his present office or position.