Criminal Contempt Defense Lawyers & Attorneys
The crime of Criminal Contempt is charged if a person fails to comply with a court order, direction or proceeding. The most common example of this occurs if a person is issued an order of protection, and disobeys it by having contact with the protected person. A charge of Criminal Contempt can only occur when a person is alleged to have violated a direct order or instruction from a Judge. There are various types of Criminal Contempt charges which include:
- Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor in violation of N.Y. Penal Law Section 215.50;
- Criminal Contempt in the 1st degree, a class E felony in violation of N.Y. Penal Law Section 215.51;
- Aggravated Criminal Contempt, a class D Felony in violation of N.Y. Penal Law Section 215.52.
A conviction for any charge of Criminal Contempt will result in a criminal history and criminal record.