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Tag Archives: criminal contempt

Double jeopardy in criminal contempt cases clarified

Criminal contempt charges may be brought against a Buffalo man who already served time in jail for refusing to testify against his brother in a criminal case. The Court of Appeals has found double jeopardy will not bar a subsequent ...

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Confusion surrounds criminal contempt charges

The intricacies of criminal contempt are being reviewed by the state Court of Appeals in a Buffalo case where a man was held for contempt after refusing to testify against his brother. The gist of the arguments, heard by the ...

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Fourth Department — Criminal Contempt: Schmitt v. Hon. James J. Piampiano

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Criminal Contempt Cross-Examination of Prosecution Witness Schmitt v. Hon. James J. Piampiano OP 13-01643 Initiated in the Fourth Department Background: The petitioner commenced an article 78 proceeding seeking to annul a determination finding him in contempt ...

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