1. A person who has been lawfully ordered to appear at a specified time and place
to testify or to produce information in an official proceeding is guilty of a class
A misdemeanor if, without lawful privilege, he fails to appear or to produce the information
at that time and place.
2. A person attending an official proceeding is guilty of a class A misdemeanor if,
without lawful privilege, he fails to comply with a lawful order:
a. To occupy or remain at the designated place from which he is to testify as a witness
in such proceeding; or
b. To be sworn or to make equivalent affirmation as a witness in such proceeding.
3. It is a defense to a prosecution under this section that the defendant:
a. Was prevented from appearing at the specified time and place or unable to produce
the information because of circumstances to the creation of which he did not contribute
in reckless disregard of the requirement to appear or to produce; or
b. Complied with the order before his failure to do so substantially affected the
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