My question involves criminal law for the state of: Georgia, New York
Clearly, they wouldn't be able to hear their own case. That's obvious though. However, what I wondered about is if the crime was unrelated to the work that they do as a judge (e.g. they're not corrupt or anything like that) whether they would be able to continue serving as a judge or not? I'm not talking about misdemeanors here, not felonies, as I would imagine that a judge would be removed from office if they got convicted of a felony. Also, would having been arrested for a misdemeanor in the past legally prevent someone from being elected as a judge?