Helping Clients Throughout Georgia Facing Charges Of Contempt
Defined as a willful and deliberate violation of a court order, contempt encompasses outright disobedience/disregard for a Georgia court order, misconduct during a courtroom proceeding, or any action that is disrespectful to the court or interferes in any way with court proceedings.
I Am Facing Contempt Charges. How Worried Should I Be?
A contempt charge is serious and penalties and punishments can be harsh. Full or partial payment or compliance with the court order may be demanded and the defendant may be incarcerated until it is. Court costs and the other side’s attorney fees may be added, as well as other fines and sanctions.
If you are in violation, we may be able to negotiate a solution that will help you get in compliance. If you feel you are not in violation, we will work hard to build a strong case in your defense. We may argue that the violation did not occur or that the violation was not willful, such as accidentally being in the same store with someone who has a restraining order against you.
Family Law Contempt Charges
Contempt charges in family law usually stem from nonpayment of child support or alimony, or child visitation/custody. We advise that you keep good records and receipts and bring a witness to visitation exchanges. These things can be helpful in defending your case. If your case involves corporate crime, in conjunction with white collar crimes such as mortgage fraud, identity theft or tax evasion, we also encourage you to maintain careful records.
Contact Our Criminal Defense Team To Learn More
If you are charged with contempt, our experienced criminal defense attorney Tracy Teiger will combine his knowledge of Georgia law other resources to defend your case as aggressively as possible, in an effort to have the charges dismissed or reduced.
Reach out to us at 800-780-2275 or 866-726-2153 for a confidential consultation regarding the details of your contempt of court charge. We have two offices — one in Cumming and another Alpharetta — and routinely work with clients throughout the Atlanta metro and north Georgia.