New Jersey Contempt of Court: Reversed on Appeal

A criminal defense lawyer was brought to a grand jury to reveal a fugitive client’s whereabouts.  He refused and was held in contempt.

Other examples of contempt of court include:

  • Communicating with jurors outside the court
  • Refusing to present subpoenaed evidence
  • Refusing to abide by court-ordered sentences, including pay fines

Brian J. Neary appealed the order that the lawyer’s silence was protected by the attorney-client privilege.  Both the New Jersey Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed with Brian J. Neary and the client’s secret was protected.

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