September 2014 | 2009 WY 142, 220 P.3d 504 (Wyo. 2009)

Swain v. The State of Wyoming (Wyoming 2009)

The power to punish for contempt is inherent in all courts and contempt is classified as either civil or criminal in nature. A civil contempt is remedial and the penalty serves to enforce compliance with a court order. A judgment of civil contempt is conditional and may be lifted when the disobedience ends.  Proceedings in civil contempt are between the original parties and are instituted, tried and treated as a part of the main case.

Swain v. The State of Wyoming.pdf

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