Contempt Archives - Weaver, Bennett & Bland, PA

7 Things to Know When Being Sued for Civil or Criminal Contempt

1. There are two kinds of contempt – Civil and Criminal. Civil Contempt is used to enforce the rights of a party by forcing compliance with a court order. Criminal Contempt is utilized to uphold the respect due the Court and to punish violations of its orders. 2. The general distinction is that Civil Contempt is used