West Virginia Code
1 - PRELIMINARY PROCEDURE
1A - SEARCH AND SEIZURE
1B - DISCOVERY
1C - BAIL
1D - WIRETAPPING AND ELECTRONIC SUR
1E - EYEWITNESS IDENTIFICATION ACT
1F - ELECTRONIC INTERCEPTION OF PER
1G - SUBPOENA POWERS FOR AID OF CRI
2 - PRESENTMENTS AND INDICTMENTS
3 - TRIAL OF CRIMINAL CASES
4 - RECOVERY OF FINES IN CRIMINAL C
5 - COSTS IN CRIMINAL CASES
6 - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS CONCER
6A - SECURING ATTENDANCE OF NONRESI
6B - PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION OF
7 - EXECUTION OF SENTENCES; STAYS
8 - CRIMES BY AND PROCEEDINGS AGAIN
9 - FORMS OF INDICTMENTS
10 - PREVENTION OF CRIME
11 - FRESH PURSUIT
62 - 11 - 1
62 - 11 - 2
62 - 11 - 3
62 - 11 - 4
62 - 11 - 5
62 - 11 - 6
62 - 11 - 7
11A - RELEASE FOR WORK AND OTHER P
11B - HOME INCARCERATION ACT
11C - THE WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY
11D - HEIGHTENED EXAMINATION AND S
11E - SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR MA
11F - PRETRIAL RELEASE PROGRAMS
12 - PROBATION AND PAROLE
13 - CORRECTIONS MANAGEMENT
14 - AGREEMENT ON DETAINERS
15 - DRUG OFFENDER ACCOUNTABILITY
15A - ADDICTION TREATMENT PILOT PR
CHAPTER 62. CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
ARTICLE 11. FRESH PURSUIT.
Any member of a duly organized state, county or municipal peace unit of another state of the United States who enters this state in fresh pursuit, and continues within this state in such fresh pursuit, of a person in order to arrest him on the ground that he is believed to have committed a felony in such other state, shall have the same authority to arrest and hold such person in custody, as has any member of any duly organized state, county or municipal peace unit of this state to arrest and hold in custody a person on the ground that he is believed to have committed a felony in this state.
If an arrest is made in this state by an officer of another state in accordance with the provisions of section one of this article he shall without unnecessary delay take the person arrested before a magistrate of the county in which the arrest was made, who shall conduct a hearing for the purpose of determining the lawfulness of the arrest. If the magistrate determines that the arrest was lawful he shall commit the person arrested to await for a reasonable time the issuance of an extradition warrant by the Governor of this state. If the magistrate determines that the arrest was unlawful he shall discharge the person arrested.
Section one of this article shall not be construed so as to make unlawful any arrest in this state which would otherwise be lawful.
For the purpose of this article the word "state" shall include the District of Columbia.
The term "fresh pursuit" as used in this article shall include fresh pursuit as defined by the common law, and also the pursuit of a person who has committed a felony or who is reasonably suspected of having committed a felony. It shall also include the pursuit of a person suspected of having committed a supposed felony, though no felony has actually been committed, if there is reasonable ground for believing that a felony has been committed. Fresh pursuit as used herein shall not necessarily imply instant pursuit, but pursuit without unreasonable delay.
It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State (or other officer) to certify a copy of this article to the executive department of each of the states of the United States.
This article may be cited as the "Uniform Act on Fresh Pursuit."