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Contempt of Court

What is Contempt of Court?

"Contempt of Court" is a finding by a judge overseeing a case that a party or their attorney, or a witness engaged in conduct or language that the Court finds punishable, such as taunting the court's clerk in violation of a gag order during a press conference (could not help myself). Contempt of court findings can be made "from the bench" (while the judge is in court) or in a written order and can include fines, imprisonment, or rulings against the offending person or party that have a bearing on the outcome of the case or matter before the court.