61-10-1 Keeping or exhibiting gaming table, machine, or device; penalty; seizure of table, machine or device; forfeiture of money used in such gaming
61-10-2 Permitting gaming table or device on premises; penalty
61-10-3 Unlawful to act as doorkeeper, guard or watch for keeper of gaming table or device; penalty
61-10-4 Playing or betting at gaming tables and devices; playing or betting on games at hotels and public places; penalty
61-10-5 Betting on games of chance; furnishing money or thing of value therefor; penalty
61-10-6 Permitting gaming at hotels; penalty
61-10-7 Presumption against hotelkeeper
61-10-8 Gaming at outhouse of hotel; penalty
61-10-9 Cheating at gaming; penalty
61-10-10 Poolroom defined; selling tickets and chances in lottery; penalty
61-10-11 Lotteries or raffles; penalty
61-10-11a “Policy” or “numbers”; penalty.
61-10-11b Possession of “policy” or “numbers” slips unlawful.
61-10-12 Proceeds of lottery forfeited to the state
61-10-13 Associations and companies trading as bank without authority of law; penalty
61-10-14 Laws on gaming, lotteries and unchartered banks remedial
61-10-15 Pecuniary interest of county and district officers, teachers and school officials in contracts; exceptions; offering or giving compensation; penalties
61-10-16 Picture or theatrical act reflecting upon any race or class of citizens; penalty
61-10-17 Lobbying on floor of Legislature; ejection of lobbyist; penalty; jurisdiction
61-10-19 Cornering market in foods or other necessities of life; penalty
61-10-20 Failure of employers to provide certain benefits for employees
61-10-21 Unlawful use of prefix “Doctor” or “Dr.” penalty.
61-10-22 Bribery of participants in professional or amateur games and horse racing; penalty
61-10-23 Debt pooling; definition; offenses; penalty; jurisdiction; pleading and proof
61-10-30 Open water wells prohibited
61-10-31 Conspiracy; construction of section; penalties
61-10-32 Unlawful contact with a Division of Corrections employee or member of the Parole Board; penalty
61-10-33 Prohibition against selling a pure caffeine product
61-10-34 Critical Infrastructure Protection Act; prohibiting certain acts, including trespass and conspiracy to trespass against property designated a critical Infrastructure facility; criminal penalties; and civil action

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 61 > Article 10 - Crimes Against Public Policy

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • offense: includes every act or omission for which a fine, forfeiture or punishment is imposed by law. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, all rights thereto and interests therein except chattel interests. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • town: includes a city, village or town, and the word "council" any body or board, whether composed of one or more branches, who are authorized to make ordinances for the government of a city, town or village. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.