What will happen if I am in contempt of court?
A judge may impose sanctions such as a fine or jail for someone found guilty of contempt of court, which makes contempt of court a process crime. Judges in common law systems usually have more extensive power to declare someone in contempt than judges in civil law systems.
How bad is a contempt of court charge?
Updated May 29, 2020 Penal Code 166 PC is the California statute that defines the offense of contempt of court. A person commits this crime if he or she engages in any behavior that is disrespectful to the court process. This is a misdemeanor that carries a penalty of up to 6 months in jail.
What is the punishment for contempt of court in Virginia?
Penalties. If CRIMINAL contempt is sought for a violation of a court order, the sections of the 1950 Code of Virginia that are relevant are: §18.2-456 which allows a sentence of up to 10 days incarceration if the person charged is found guilty; OR.