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Code of Virginia
Title 19.2. Criminal Procedure
Chapter 3. Magistrates
12/7/2021

§ 19.2-47. Magistrate not to receive claims or evidence of debt for collection.

No magistrate shall receive claims or evidence of debt for collection; and it shall be unlawful for any magistrate to receive claims of any kind for collection, or to accept or receive money or any other things of value by way of commission or compensation for or on account of any collection made by or through him on any such claim, either before or after judgment. Any magistrate violating this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Code 1950, § 19.1-396; 1973, c. 545; 1975, c. 495.

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