16-18-23 Refusal by attorney to pay money to client as misdemeanor.
     16-18-23.   Refusal by attorney to pay money to client as misdemeanor. An attorney who receives the money or property of his client in the course of his professional business, and refuses to pay or deliver it in a reasonable time after demand, is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Source: PolC 1877, ch 18, § 17; CL 1887, § 478; RPolC 1903, § 705; RC 1919, § 5268; SDC 1939, § 13.1257; SL 1979, ch 150, § 18.