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Chapter 17 C     Entire Code
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Chapter 17C  |  Article 17C - 18
WVC 17 C- CHAPTER 17C. TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND LAWS OF THE ROAD.
WVC 17 C- 18 - ARTICLE 18. PENALTIES.

WVC 17 C- 18 - 1 §17C-18-1. Violations of chapter; penalties for misdemeanor.
(a) It is a misdemeanor for any person to violate any of the provisions of this chapter unless such violation is by this chapter or other law of this state declared to be a felony.

(b) Every person convicted of a misdemeanor for a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter for which another penalty is not provided shall for a first conviction thereof be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than ten days; for a second such conviction within one year thereafter such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than twenty days or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a third or subsequent conviction such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months or both such fine and imprisonment.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§17 C- 12 - 7 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 13
PASSED - Regular Session

SB13 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/17/2016)
Increasing penalties for overtaking and passing stopped school buses
§17 C- 16 - 4 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 94
PASSED - Regular Session

SB94 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/10/2016)
Designating State Police Superintendent as administrator and enforcer of motor vehicle inspection program
§17 C- 6 - 1 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 476
PASSED - Regular Session

SB476 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/16/2016)
Relating to driving restrictions in school zones
§17 C- 3 - 7 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 648
PASSED - Regular Session

SB648 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/10/2016)
Allowing local authorities permit flashing traffic signals during low traffic times
§17 C- 5 - 2 B - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2665
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2665 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2016)
Relating to participation in Motor Vehicle Alcohol Test and Lock Program
§17 C- 16 - 5 - (Amended Code)
§17 C- 16 - 6 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4662
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4662 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/17/2016)
Permitting the Superintendent of the State Police to collect $3 dollars from the sale of motor vehicle inspection stickers
§17 C- 15 - 19 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4674
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4674 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/07/2016)
Relating to motor vehicle back-up lamps
§17 C- 5 - 2 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4738
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4738 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/23/2016)
Relating to the offense of driving in an impaired state
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.
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