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Contempt of Court

This is the offense of being rude, unruly, or disobedient while inside of a courtroom. A person can be found in contempt of court if he or she addresses the court or any one of its officers in a rude and disrespectful manner.

Example: The young lady was found in contempt of court after she kept trying to spit at the prosecutor during cross examination.

Also see Perjury.

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