Nevada Civil Practice

Sec. § 22.010
Acts or omissions constituting contempts.

The following acts or omissions shall be deemed contempts:


Disorderly, contemptuous or insolent behavior toward the judge while the judge is holding court, or engaged in judicial duties at chambers, or toward masters or arbitrators while sitting on a reference or arbitration, or other judicial proceeding.


A breach of the peace, boisterous conduct or violent disturbance in the presence of the court, or in its immediate vicinity, tending to interrupt the due course of the trial or other judicial proceeding.


Disobedience or resistance to any lawful writ, order, rule or process issued by the court or judge at chambers.


Disobedience of a subpoena duly served, or refusing to be sworn or answer as a witness.


Rescuing any person or property in the custody of an officer by virtue of an order or process of such court or judge at chambers.


Disobedience of the order or direction of the court made pending the trial of an action, in speaking to or in the presence of a juror concerning an action in which the juror has been impaneled to determine, or in any manner approaching or interfering with such juror with the intent to influence the verdict.


Abusing the process or proceedings of the court or falsely pretending to act under the authority of an order or process of the court.

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