§50-1-5. Removal from office; disciplinary procedures.
A magistrate may be removed from office in the manner provided
in section seven, article six, chapter six of this code. In
addition to the grounds for removal enumerated in section three,
article six, chapter six of this code, a magistrate may be removed
from office for conviction of a felony, for conviction of a
misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or a duty of the office, or
for willful violation of this chapter or any rule, regulation or
order provided for in this chapter. In addition to other methods
provided by law, removal proceedings may be initiated upon the
motion of a judge of the circuit court of the county.
A magistrate may be censured or temporarily suspended in
accordance with the rules of the supreme court of appeals.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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