Penalties for refusal or neglect to obey writ; state and county officers.
When a peremptory mandate has been issued and directed to any inferior tribunal, corporation, board or person, if it appear to the court that any member of such tribunal, corporation or board, or such person, upon whom the writ has been personally served, has, without just excuse, refused or neglected to obey the same, the court may, after notice and hearing, adjudge the party guilty of contempt and upon motion impose a fine not exceeding $1,000.
In case of persistence in a refusal of obedience, the court may order the party to be imprisoned for a period not exceeding 3 months and may make any orders necessary and proper for the complete enforcement of the writ.
If a fine be imposed upon a judge or officer who draws a salary from the State or county, a certified copy of the order shall be forwarded to the State Controller or county treasurer, as the case may be, and the amount thereof may be retained from the salary of such judge or officer. Such judge or officer for such willful disobedience shall also be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor in office.