§51-10-4. Attorneys procuring employment through official or
bondsman for consideration prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any attorney at law, either directly
or indirectly, to give, loan, donate, contribute, or to promise to
give, loan, donate, or contribute any money, property,
entertainment, or other thing of value whatsoever to, or to split
or divide any fee or commission with, any bondsman, police officer,
sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, probation officer, assistant
probation officer, bailiff, clerk or other attache of any criminal
court for causing or procuring or assisting in causing or procuring
any person to employ such attorney to represent him in any criminal
case in the state of West Virginia.