i am in the middle of a divorce and my wife is claiming i have 20 violations but she only reported 3 to the police which i was not charge with a crime for. can a judge find me guilty in court even if she hasn't reported them?
After thirty years of practicing family law as an attorney I can affirmatively tell you yes you can be found in contempt of court. If your wife filed a contempt proceeding she will have a legal right to present evidence of your alleged 20 violations and it is simply a matter if she has available evidence to prove her claims to be true. You will certainly have a right to defend yourself, although, being quasi criminal in nature I would strongly suspect you be well represented by a very, very experienced legal counsel. The police decision not to pursue the three reported violations might have some influence in regard to the three violations but not absolutely conclusive. In regard to the other seventeen it would probably be more difficult to defend it if there is any truth to said allegations. Please be informed, each violation is a separate and distinct count and you can be fined or incarcerated for each separate violation.
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