In Ohio, Civil Contempt generally does not (although it can under certain circumstances), however, criminal contempt can. There are also indirect and direct contempts. Under any circumstances, if you are threatened with jail time, you should be entitled to a court appointed attorneys.
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As a former judge who used to lecture about contempt matters - direct v. indirect and remedial v. punitive - in CO and on a national basis, not only do most attorneys not understand all that must be involved in a contempt matter - most JUDGES have no clue as to what they are doing in a contempt matter. Contempts are still relatively rare. Look around in the Philly area and find an attorney who is familiar with contempts to advise you. It would take too long to explain it to you on this forum. I passed out 50-page instructional guides to judges for the past 17 years.
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I would highly recommend talking to your public defender on the criminal case about thisAsk a similar question