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§ 24.2-236 Suspension from office pending hearing and appeal


In the event of a judicial proceeding under §§ 24.2-231, 24.2-232, 24.2-233, or 24.2-234, the circuit court may enter an order suspending the officer pending the hearing. The court may, in its discretion, continue the suspension until the matter is finally disposed of in the Supreme Court or otherwise. During the suspension the court may appoint some suitable person to act in the officer’s place. The officer’s compensation shall be withheld and kept in a separate account and paid to him if and when the judicial proceedings result in his favor. Otherwise, it shall be paid back to the county, city, town or State Treasurer who paid it.

1975, cc. 515, 595, § 24.1-79.8; 1993, c. 641 .

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