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Finding of Guilty at Trial Court Proceedings for Civil Contempt

Court proceedings may be discontinued at any time at the State’s Attorney’s discretion.

At trial, Child Support Services (CSS) attempts to prove that the obligor is guilty of civil contempt for non-payment of child support, while the obligor is given an opportunity to present a defense. The court rules on the civil contempt based on the evidence presented.

If the court finds the obligor guilty after a hearing, the Judgment on Contempt (CC2) is entered. The State’s Attorney may request immediate imposition and execution of the sentence when appropriate. See articles on Evidentiary Hearing on Ability to Purge and Sentencing.