Penal Code 166 is the California statute referring to the charges of Contempt of Court. This offense consists of any behavior that disrupts the court process, such as being excessively loud, openly adopting a disrespectful attitude, acting with belligerence, or refusing to follow court proceedings or requests. This crime is typically filed as a misdemeanor. Legal defenses that can be used to fight these charges include lack of intent, no knowledge of the court order, an inability to comply with the court order, and mistaken identity. Penalties for this offense may include jail time, a fine, and/or probation.
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