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Contempt of court: a serious charge

by Peter Magee on February 18, 2012

Peter Magee
There can be serious penalties imposed for a conviction of contempt, including imprisonment. In an appeal court case of Rossi & Commissioner of Police [2011], a mother was found to have knowingly contravened three parenting orders, after taking her child from school during the morning break and taking him to Adelaide. When police entered the premises, the boy … Read more