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Statutes > West-virginia > 61 > 61-3c-18

§61-3C-18. Venue.
For the purpose of criminal and civil venue under this article, any violation of this article shall be considered to have been committed:

(1) In any county in which any act was performed in furtherance of any course of conduct which violates this article;

(2) In the county of the principal place of business in this state of the aggrieved owner of the computer, computer data, computer program, computer software or computer network, or any part thereof;

(3) In any county in which any violator had control or possession of any proceeds of the violation or any books, records, documentation, property, financial instrument, computer data, computer software, computer program, or other material or objects which were used in furtherance of or obtained as a result of the violation;

(4) In any county from which, to which, or through which any access to a computer or computer network was made, whether by wires, electromagnetic waves, microwaves or any other means of communication; and

(5) In the county in which the aggrieved owner or the defendant resides or either of them maintains a place of business.