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Contempt of Court in Fairfax

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What Is Contempt of Court?

In Virginia, you can allege contempt of an existing court order if the other party is in direct violation of any part of an existing court order.

Criminal and Civil Contempt

When a Motion to Show Cause for Contempt of Court is filed for an alleged violation of a court order concerning child custody, visitation, or support, the act of contempt may either be charged as either civil or criminal.

If criminal contempt is sought for a violation of a court order, the relevant sections of the 1950 Code of Virginia are:

Punishment for criminal contempt is usually in the form of a fixed fine or fixed jail sentence, and in some cases, a judge may allow the person in contempt ("contemnor") an opportunity to "purge" himself or herself of contempt by paying past-due support, providing different visitation opportunities, or otherwise "getting rid of" any willful violation.

Seek an Experienced Lawyer to Represent You

If you have been accused of being in contempt of court in Fairfax, VA, or if you seek to enforce an existing court order by holding another party in contempt of court, call Keithley Law, PLLC. An attorney from can examine your case and help you plan your next steps in the legal process, whether that be preparing for a hearing, paying overdue child support, or allowing yourself the opportunity to purge yourself of any other type of contempt.

Let a lawyer help you resolve your case. Schedule a consultation with Keithley Law, PLLC, by calling (703) 454-5147 or submitting this online contact form today.

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