A Virginia court seal, usually seen in a criminal defense case in Newport News and Hampton.

CRIMES AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE


Contempt of Court

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  • Violation of any court order, including a custody/visitation order or order to pay child support, is punishable as contempt of court.
  • Criminal contempt is ordinarily punishable by up to ten days in jail per offense, and/or a fine of up to $250.
  • Civil contempt is frequently used in child support proceedings and can result in incarceration for up to twelve months until a portion of the debt, known as a “purge clause,” is paid.  

VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter10/section18.2-456/
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