CRIMES AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Contempt of Court
- 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.