North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 5A Contempt

Article 1 - Criminal Contempt.

Article 2 - Civil Contempt.

  • § 5A-21   Civil contempt; imprisonment to compel compliance
    (a) Failure to comply with an order of a court is a continuing civil contempt as long as: (1) The order remains in force; (2)...
  • § 5A-22   Release when civil contempt no longer continues
    (a) A person imprisoned for civil contempt must be released when his civil contempt no longer continues. The order of the court holding a person...
  • § 5A-23   Proceedings for civil contempt
    (a) Proceedings for civil contempt are by motion pursuant to G.S. 5A‑23(a1), by the order of a judicial official directing the alleged contemnor to appear...
  • § 5A-24   Appeals
    A person found in civil contempt may appeal in the manner provided for appeals in civil actions. (1977, c. 711, s. 3.)
  • § 5A-25   Proceedings as for contempt and civil contempt
    Whenever the laws of North Carolina call for proceedings as for contempt, the proceedings are those for civil contempt set out in this Article. (1977,...

Article 3 - Contempt by Juveniles.

  • § 5A-31   Contempt by a juvenile
    (a) Each of the following, when done by an unemancipated minor who (i) is at least six years of age, (ii) is not yet 16...
  • § 5A-32   Direct contempt by a juvenile
    (a) A presiding judicial official may summarily impose measures in response to direct contempt by a juvenile when necessary to restore order or maintain the...
  • § 5A-33   Indirect contempt by a juvenile
    Indirect contempt by a juvenile may be adjudged and sanctioned only pursuant to the procedures in Subchapter II of Chapter 7B of the General Statutes....
  • § 5A-34   When minor can be in contempt
    (a) No act or omission by a minor younger than six years of age constitutes contempt. (b) The provisions of Article 1 and Article 2...