Indirect Criminal Contempt Law and Legal Definition
Indirect criminal contempt consists of willful disobedience of any process or lawful orders made by the court, or resistance to the execution of legal process. [38 Okla. Crim. 313 (Okla. Crim. App. 1927)].
It is distinguished from a direct contempt, which consists of disorderly or insolent behavior committed during the session of the court and in its immediate view and presence.
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