Malicious Delay In The Administration Of Justice

ART. 207

1. That the offender is a judge;
2. That there is a proceeding in his court;
3. That he delays the administration of justice; and
4. That the delay is malicious, that is, the delay is caused by the judge
   with deliberate intent to inflict damage on either party in the case.


Mere delay without malice is not punishable.

Malice must be proven. Malice is present where the delay is sought to
favor one party to the prejudice of the other.


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