What does it mean to be in contempt of court?

By Candace Meyers
May 29, 2017
What does it mean to be in contempt of court?

To be in contempt of court is a violation of the court order or a directive of the court. You can be in direct contempt of court, which is in front of the judge in the actual courtroom. The judge directs someone to control themselves, and if they don’t, they can be held in direct contempt of court. If a person violates a court order, then that is outside the courtroom generally and it is indirect contempt of court.


Candace Meyers is a family lawyer at Boyle Feinberg, P.C. in Illinois. To learn more about the firm, visit www.bffamlaw.com. Visit their firm profile here.

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May 29, 2017
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