direct contempt

Definition of "direct contempt"
  1. It refers to a disrespectful or disruptive behavior that happens in the presence of a court or nearby enough to interfere with the court's process
How to use "direct contempt" in a sentence
  1. The judge might issue a direct contempt citation if someone yells during the court proceedings.
  2. Using offensive language directly at the judge can lead to a charge of direct contempt.
  3. Causing a disturbance in court can be seen as an act of direct contempt.

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