(a) Any person, licensed or unlicensed, who violates any of the provisions of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $5,000 or be confined in jail for not more than one year, or both.
(b) In the case of a violation of subsection (a) of section eight, a fine is assessed by the court for each day that an individual conducted the private investigation business or security guard business. In the case of a firm license, the fine is based on each day that the private investigative or security services were provided multiplied by the number of unauthorized persons providing those services.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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