What is criminal contempt of court?
Defendant was convicted of three (3) counts of criminal contempt of court in Olmsted County, State of Minnesota. The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed two (2) of the three (3) convictions. The first and only count to be upheld as criminal contempt of court was when defendant spoke directly to the trial court after instruction to remain silent. It was not criminal contempt when defendant said that all he wanted was for the record to reflect that he would be withdrawing his guilty plea. When the trial court stated that It was now 60 days, and defendant replied “Thank you. That’s all I wanted to say,” this latter statement was also not contempt. Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.
State v. Link, A19-0711, Olmsted County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer was not attorney of record in this case.