(1) A person commits the offense of criminal contempt when the person knowingly engages
in any of the following conduct:
(a) disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent behavior committed during the sitting of
a court in its immediate view and presence and directly tending to interrupt its proceedings
or to impair the respect due to its authority;
(b) breach of the peace, noise, or other disturbance directly tending to interrupt
a court's proceeding;
(c) purposely disobeying or refusing any lawful process or other mandate of a court;
(d) unlawfully refusing to be sworn as a witness in any court proceeding or, after
being sworn, refusing to answer any legal and proper interrogatory;
(e) purposely publishing a false or grossly inaccurate report of a court's proceeding;
(f) purposely failing to obey any mandate, process, or notice relative to juries issued
pursuant to Title 3, chapter 15; or
(g) purposely failing to comply with the requirements of the 24/7 sobriety and drug
monitoring program provided for in Title 44, chapter 4, part 12, if ordered by a court
to participate in the program.
(2) A person convicted of the offense of criminal contempt shall be fined not to exceed
$500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed 6 months, or both.
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