Criminal contempt is charged in Suffolk County criminal courts when a person violates a court order, most commonly an Order of protection. The various degrees of criminal contempt are defined in Article 215 of New York State Penal Law. Whether a criminal contempt charge is brought as a felony or misdemeanor depends on the specific circumstances and allegations.
Criminal contempt is a serious and often complicated charge. If you or a loved one is charged with Criminal contempt, you should contact an attorney who has experience handling criminal contempt charges in the Suffolk County criminal courts.
At the Elbert Law Firm, our Suffolk County criminal defense lawyers have successfully handled hundreds of criminal contempt cases. We are happy to discuss our prior case results, the strategies we employed and the results we were able to achieve. Contact us today for a free consultation.