Malicious Delay In The Administration Of Justice


ART. 207

Elements:
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.

NOTE:

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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