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Estatutos Seleccionados: Guam

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Actualizada: 
10 de diciembre de 2020

34101. What is Contempt of Court

(a) The following acts or omissions are contempt of court:
1. Disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent behavior toward the judge while holding the court, tending to interrupt the due course of a trial or other judicial proceeding;
2. A breach of the peace, boisterous conduct, or violent disturbance, tending to interrupt the due course of a trial or other judicial proceeding;
3. Misbehavior in office, or other wilful neglect or violation of duty by an attorney, counsel, clerk, commissioner, or other person, appointed or elected to perform a judicial or ministerial service;
4. Abuse of the process or proceedings of the court, or falsely pretending to act under authority of an order or process of the court;
5. Disobedience of any lawful judgment, order, or process of the court;
6. Assuming to be an officer, attorney, or counselor of a court, and acting as such, without authority;
7. Rescuing a person or property in the custody of an officer by virtue of an order or process of such court;
8. Unlawfully detaining a witness, or a party to an action, while going to, remaining at, or returning from the court where the action is on the calendar for trial;
9. Any other unlawful interference with the process or proceedings of a court;
10. Disobedience of a subpoena duly served, or refusing to be sworn or answer as a witness;
11. Disobedience by an inferior tribunal, magistrate, or officer, of the lawful judgment, order, or process of the Supreme Court, or proceeding in an action or special proceeding contrary to law, after such action or special proceeding is removed from the jurisdiction of such inferior tribunal, magistrate, or officer.
(b) Any person found guilty of a contempt of court pursuant to § 34102(a) is punishable by a fine not exceeding $25 or by imprisonment not exceeding five days or by both. Any person found guilty of a contempt of court pursuant to § 34102(b) is subject to the same penalties as a person found guilty of a petty misdemeanor.