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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 50-1-5 §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 2013 1st Special Session
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