criminal contempt

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Noun1.criminal contempt - an act of disrespect that impedes the administration of justice
contempt of court - disrespect for the rules of a court of law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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They therefore wanted the bill to eliminate jury trials for anyone accused of being in criminal contempt of an injunction issued pursuant to the Act.
Indeed, failing to register a vehicle shows an outright disregard for the necessary regulations and laws in Dubai -- an attitude that borders on criminal contempt of legitimate authority.
Srinivasan for committing criminal contempt of its order by chairing a meeting of the BCCI's working committee despite being ' barred' by the court.
When the CFMEU was fined over $1 million by the Victorian Supreme Court from criminal contempt of court, the court remarked that:
Wong already appeared in court last week for a preliminary hearing on possible criminal contempt charges for blocking the police clearance of one of the main protest camps in November.
The relationship was so chilly, Sonderby said, that when Facebook pressed its challenge to the warrants, one of the prosecutors called and threatened to press criminal contempt of court charges against the company and throw its officials in jail.
The judge ordered Del Gadio to be imprisoned for three consecutive days, fined defendants $2,000 for the two criminal contempt charges, and ordered defendants to pay the landlord's attorney's fees and costs.
After having already been held in criminal contempt of Congress for an ongoing coverup of the Obama administration's deadly "Fast and Furious" gun-running program, Attorney General Eric Holder is facing a fresh challenge: an effort by some GOP lawmakers to impeach him before the end of the year.
Those include a charge of criminal contempt tied to an accusation of failing to disclose evidence during Morton's 1987 trial, and the State Bar of Texas' disciplinary case against Anderson over prosecutorial misconduct allegations.
June, 2008: He is charged with criminal contempt for refusing to testify.
Dubis was arraigned the following day on charges of burglary and criminal contempt.
Dubis was later arrested and charged with burglary, stalking, criminal contempt and possession of burglary tools, according to police.