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Title 22 - Magistrates and Constables


Fees and Costs of Magistrates

SECTION 22-7-40. Receipt of certain compensation in criminal cases; penalty.

It shall be unlawful for any salaried magistrate in this State to receive any compensation for his services in criminal cases other than his salary or to receive for his own use any portion of his constable's fees or salary in any criminal cases whatsoever, whether such cases are actually tried, compromised or transferred for investigation to the court of general sessions. Any magistrate who shall violate the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars and not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned for not less than thirty days and not more than six months, or both so fined and imprisoned, at the discretion of the court.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 27-429; 1952 Code Section 27-429; 1942 Code Section 3718-1; 1932 Code Section 1549; Cr. C. '22 Section 496; Cr. C. '12 Section 569; Cr. C. '02 Section 412; R. S. 327; 1887 (19) 800, 1142; 1927 (35) 371; 1928 (35) 1157, 1233; 1929 (36) 3, 34, 50, 105; 1930 (36) 1142; 1931 (37) 250; 1933 (38) 57; 1937 (40) 464; 1938 (40) 1547.

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