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We are being sued Contempt, not by a judge but by a neighbor

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We are being sued for Criminal Contempt, not by a judge but by a nasty neighbor who wants our home. From what I am reading, a contempt charge should be from the judge, is this correct?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

The alleged violation of a protective order is a criminal contempt charge that can be triggered by the complainant protected by the order. The order itself was issued by the judge. That's why its violation is a form of contempt.

I believe this should answer your question. If your neighbor does not have an order against you, please reply with your situation.