West Virginia Code
CHAPTER 17D. MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY LAW.
ARTICLE 5. VIOLATION OF PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER; PENALTIES.
If an owner's registration has been suspended hereunder, such registration shall not be transferred nor the vehicle in respect to which such registration was issued registered in any other name until the commissioner is satisfied that such transfer of registration is proposed in good faith and not for the purpose or with the effect of defeating the purposes of this chapter. Nothing in this section shall in any wise affect the rights of any conditional vendor, chattel mortgagee or lessor of such a vehicle registered in the name of another as owner who becomes subject to the provisions of this chapter.
Acts, 1994 Reg. Sess., Ch. 111.
(a) Any person who forges or, without authority, signs any evidence or proof of insurance, who files or offers for filing any such evidence of proof knowing or having reason to believe that it is forged or signed without authority or who provides false or fraudulent information is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned in jail for not more than one year, or both.
(b) Any person who violates any provision of this chapter for which no penalty is otherwise provided is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned in jail not more than ninety days, or both.
(c) The commissioner shall suspend the person's driver's license for a period of ninety days and shall revoke the motor vehicle registration upon receipt of a conviction under subsection (a) of this section: Provided, That the motor vehicle registration may be reinstated upon current proof of the security required by this chapter.
(d) If the commissioner determines that any person has provided false or fraudulent insurance information on any application, form or document to the division or has provided a fraudulently altered or forged evidence or proof of insurance to the division, the division shall suspend the person's driver's license for ninety days and revoke the motor vehicle registration until genuine proof of insurance is provided to the division.
(e) The person shall be afforded due process in accordance with the provisions of section seven, article two-a of this chapter.