West Virginia Judiciary

Rules of Criminal Procedure for Magistrate Courts

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Rules of Criminal Procedure for Magistrate Courts

Table of Contents

  1. Rules 1 through 14
    1. Scope
    2. Purpose and construction
    3. Complaint
    4. Arrest warrant or summons upon complaint
    5. Initial appearance before the magistrate; bail
      1. Preliminary examinations
      2. Offense arising in another county
      3. Failure to appear upon a summons
    6. Amendment of complaint, warrant, and summons; harmless error
    7. Citation for traffic and natural resources offenses
    8. Citation for other offense
    9. Plea proceedings
    10. Pleas
    11. Notice of trial
    12. Pretrial motions
    13. Service and filing of papers
    14. Discovery and inspection; bill of particulars
  2. Rules 15 through 30
    1. Subpoenas
    2. Dismissal
      1. Joinder and relief from prejudicial joinder
    3. Trial
    4. Verdict
    5. Sentence
    6. New trial
      1. Appeal to circuit court
    7. Stay of execution
    8. Enforcement of judgments
    9. Forfeiture of bond
    10. Search and seizure
    11. Peace bonds
    12. Time
    13. Harmless error; correction of sentence; clerical mistakes
    14. Revocation or modification of probation or alternative sentence
    15. Discovery in misdemeanor actions
    16. Discovery form