§50-5-14. Pleas in certain cases.
Except for violations of section one or two, article five,
chapter seventeen-c of this code, and except for violations of any
of the provisions of chapter twenty of this code which may subject
the person charged therewith to confinement, any person charged
with a violation of said chapter seventeen-c or said chapter twenty
may plead guilty or nolo contendere thereto by appearing before a
magistrate, magistrate court clerk, magistrate court deputy clerk
or magistrate assistant in a county other than the county in which
he is charged and pay an appropriate fine and costs as advised by
such magistrate clerk or deputy clerk. The clerk, deputy clerk or
magistrate assistant shall immediately forward the same to the
appropriate magistrate court. The magistrate court may either
accept or reject the same. In the event the same is rejected the
plea shall be considered withdrawn and all moneys paid shall be
returned and the matter shall proceed as if no such offer of plea
had been made.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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