Direct Criminal Contempt Law and Legal Definition

Direct criminal contempt is a conduct directed against the power and dignity of the court during a session of court and in the immediate view and presence of the court.

Direct contempt consists of disorderly or insolent behavior committed during the session of the court and in its immediate view and presence. [38 Okla. Crim. 313 (Okla. Crim. App. 1927)].