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WVC 62-1C-17b §62-1C-17b. Failure to appear; penalties.
(a) Any person, who, having been released upon his personal recognizance pursuant to section one-a of this article or having been otherwise admitted to bail and released in accordance with this article, and who shall willfully and without just cause fail to appear as and when it may be required of him, shall be guilty of the offense as hereinafter prescribed, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished in the manner hereinafter provided.

(b) If any such person was admitted to bail or released after being arrested for, charged or convicted of a felony and shall thereafter be convicted for a violation of the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, such persons shall be guilty of a felony and shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned not less than one nor more than five years, or both such fine and imprisonment.

(c) If any such person was admitted to bail or released after being arrested for, charged or convicted of a misdemeanor and shall thereafter be convicted for a violation of the provision of subsection (a) of this section, such persons shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more the one thousand dollars or confined in the county jail for not more than one year, or both such fine and confinement.

(d) If any such person was admitted to bail or released pending appearance as a material witness and shall thereafter fail to appear when and where it shall have been required of him, such persons shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more the one thousand dollars or confined in the county jail not more than one year, or both such fine and confinement.

(e) Any penalty authorized by this section shall be in addition to any forfeiture authorized or mandated by this article or by any other provision of law.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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