New York Penal - Article 215 - § 215.50 Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree

  § 215.50 Criminal contempt in the second degree.
    A  person  is guilty of criminal contempt in the second degree when he
  engages in any of the following conduct:
    1. Disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent  behavior,  committed  during
  the  sitting of a court, in its immediate view and presence and directly
  tending to interrupt its proceedings or to impair the respect due to its
  authority; or
    2. Breach of the peace, noise, or other disturbance, directly  tending
  to interrupt a court's proceedings; or
    3.  Intentional  disobedience  or  resistance to the lawful process or
  other mandate of a court except in cases involving  or  growing  out  of
  labor  disputes  as  defined by subdivision two of section seven hundred
  fifty-three-a of the judiciary law; or
    4. Contumacious and unlawful refusal to be sworn as a witness  in  any
  court  proceeding  or, after being sworn, to answer any legal and proper
  interrogatory; or
    5. Knowingly publishing a false or  grossly  inaccurate  report  of  a
  court's proceedings; or
    6.  Intentional failure to obey any mandate, process or notice, issued
  pursuant to articles sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, or eighteen-a of  the
  judiciary  law,  or  to rules adopted pursuant to any such statute or to
  any special statute establishing commissioners of jurors and prescribing
  their duties or who refuses to be sworn as provided therein; or
    7. On or along a public street or sidewalk  within  a  radius  of  two
  hundred  feet  of  any  building  established  as a courthouse, he calls
  aloud, shouts, holds or displays placards or signs containing written or
  printed matter, concerning the conduct of a trial  being  held  in  such
  courthouse  or  the character of the court or jury engaged in such trial
  or calling for or demanding any specified  action  or  determination  by
  such court or jury in connection with such trial.
    Criminal contempt in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.
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