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WVC 50-4-2 §50-4-2. Commencement of criminal prosecutions.
Except where the provisions of this code or rule of the supreme court of appeals permit the commencement of a criminal prosecution through the issuance of a citation, a criminal prosecution shall be commenced by the filing of a complaint in accordance with the requirements of rules of the supreme court of appeals.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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