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    contempt of court

    If judges could threaten someone with "contempt of court" as in charging him with that, could they also threaten someone with "murder"?

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    Re: contempt of court

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleyLing View Post
    If judges could threaten someone with "contempt of court" as in charging him with that, could they also threaten someone with "murder"?
    No, you are "charged" with a crime (murder). A judge has the right to threaten to find someone in contempt of court. The judge may then go on to actually find someone "in contempt of court".

    A person can be threatened with murder by anyone, but usually by a potential murderer!

    A person can be threatened with a charge of murder by the police or by the Crown Prosecution Service (in the UK) or, I think, by the District Attorney in the USA.

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