SEC. 99-33-17. Transfer of criminal case from justice court to municipal court in case of conflict.
A justice court judge shall not dismiss a criminal case but may transfer the case to a municipal court within the county if the justice court judge is prohibited from presiding over the case by the Canons of Judicial Conduct and provided that venue and jurisdiction is proper in the municipal court. Upon transfer of any such case, the justice court judge shall give the justice court clerk a written order to transmit the affidavit or complaint and all other records and evidence in the court's possession to the municipal court by certified mail or to instruct the arresting officer to deliver such documents and records to the municipal court. There shall be no court costs charged for the transfer of the case to the municipal court.
SOURCES: Laws, 1991, ch. 322, Sec. 2, eff from and after July 1, 1991.