§ 3.1-451. (Repealed effective October 1, 2008) Penalties for failure to comply with subpoenas, etc.; compelli...
Any person failing or refusing to comply with any subpoena issued by the Commission or pursuant to its authority, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, may be punished by a fine not exceeding $100 or by imprisonment not exceeding ninety days, or both, and each day during which such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense. In the event any person shall fail to comply with any rule, regulation or order of the Commission, or obey any subpoena issued thereby, or in the event of the refusal of any witness to testify to any matter concerning which he lawfully may be interrogated by the Commission or its representative, it shall be the duty of the Hustings Court of the City of Richmond, or judge thereof, upon application of the Commission, to compel obedience by attachment proceedings for contempt as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of a subpoena issued from such court, refusal to testify therein, or disobedience of an order or decree of such court. The proceedings herein authorized in the Hustings Court to compel obedience shall be in addition to the provisions of this section defining what shall constitute a misdemeanor and providing and prescribing the punishment therefor.
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