WVC 17 C- 19 - 10
§17C-19-10. Guaranteed arrest bond certificates as cash bail.
Any guaranteed arrest bond certificate of any surety company
licensed to do business by the insurance commissioner, shall,
when presented by the person whose signature appears thereon, be
accepted in lieu of cash bail in an amount not to exceed five
hundred dollars, as a bail bond, to guarantee the appearance of
such person in any court, or before any justice, mayor, or
municipal judge in this state, at such time as may be required by
the court, justice, mayor or municipal judge, when such person is
arrested for violation of any motor vehicle law of this state or
traffic ordinance of any municipality in this state (except for
the offenses of reckless driving, driving while intoxicated or
for any felony) committed prior to the date of expiration shown
on such guaranteed arrest bond certificate: Provided,
such guaranteed arrest bond certificate so presented as a bail
bond in any court in this state shall be subject to the same
forfeiture and enforcement provisions as any other bail bond.
The term "guaranteed arrest bond certificate," as used
herein, means any printed card or other certificate issued by an
automobile club or association to any of its members, which said
card or certificate is signed by such member and contains a
printed statement that such automobile club or association and a
surety company guarantee the appearance of the person whose
signature appears on the card or certificate and that they will
in the event of failure of said person to appear in court at the
time of trial, pay any fine or forfeiture imposed on such person
in an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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