criminal contempt

Definition of "criminal contempt"
  1. Disruptive behavior or actions that go against the court's authority or proceedings
How to use "criminal contempt" in a sentence
  1. The defendant's disrespectful interruptions led to a charge of criminal contempt.
  2. Criminal contempt may be charged if a witness refuses to testify without valid legal grounds.
  3. The lawyer's false statement under oath was an act of criminal contempt.

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