Current as of: 2010
(a) Fines imposed by a military court or through imposition of nonjudicial punishment may be paid to the state and delivered to the court or imposing officer, or to a person executing their process. Fines may be collected in the following manner:
(1) By cash or money order;
(2) By credit or debit cards in accordance with rules promulgated by the Adjutant General. Any charges made by the credit company shall be paid by the person responsible for paying the fine or costs;
(3) By retention of any pay or allowances due or to become due the person fined from any state or the United States;
(4) By garnishment or levy, together with costs, on the wages, goods, and chattels of a person delinquent in paying a fine, as provided by law.
(b) Unless otherwise required by law, a military court may collect a portion of any costs or fines at the time the amount is imposed by the court so long as the court requires the balance to be paid in accordance with a payment plan which specifies:
(1) The number of payments to be made;
(2) the dates on which the payments are due; and
(3) the amounts due for each payment. The written agreement represents the minimum payments and the last date those payments may be made. The obligor or the obligor's agent may accelerate the payment schedule at any time by paying any additional portion of any costs or fines.
(c) If any costs or fines imposed by a military court or through nonjudicial punishment in a case are not paid within one hundred eighty days from the date of judgment and the expiration of any stay of execution, the Adjutant General may notify the Commissioner of the Division of Motor Vehicles of the failure to pay: Provided, That in a case in which a person is a nonresident of this state and is assessed a fine or costs by a military court or through nonjudicial punishment, the Adjutant General may notify the Division of Motor Vehicles of the failure to pay within eighty days from the date of judgment and expiration of any stay of execution. Upon notice, the Division of Motor Vehicles shall suspend any privilege the person defaulting on payment may have to operate a motor vehicle in this state, including any driver's license issued to the person by the Division of Motor Vehicles, until all costs or fines are paid in full: Provided, That any person who has had his or her license to operate a motor vehicle in this state suspended pursuant to this subsection and his or her failure to pay is based upon inability to pay, may, if he or she is employed on a full or part-time basis, petition to the Adjutant General for an order authorizing him or her to operate a motor vehicle solely for employment purposes. Upon a showing satisfactory to the Adjutant General of inability to pay, employment and compliance with other applicable motor vehicle laws, the Adjutant General shall issue an order granting relief.
(d) Any sum so received or retained shall be deposited in the Military Justice Fund or to whomever the court so directs.
West Virginia Laws: Military
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