Contempt of court 藐视法庭
- At common law, conduct tending to interfere with the course of justice in particular legal proceedings constitutes criminal contempt.
- Because contemptuous conduct interferes with the administration of justice, it is punishable, usually by fine or imprisonment.
- Criminal contempt is crime that is punishable by fine or imprisonment or both.
- He is in danger of being in contempt of court.
- He refused to obey the court order and was sent to prison for contempt.
- His conduct tending to disregard the judge’s order constituted contempt of court.
- The judge imposed an instant fine upon the contemnor.
- The judge’s decision sets a precedent for future cases of contempt of court.
- The lawyer was fined $500 for contempt of court.
- The sanctions for civil contempt end upon compliance with order.