In a PPO Contempt Proceeding, Focus is Only on Defendant’s Behavior Even if Complainant Placed Himself In a Location Where a Confrontation Is Likely To Result

Defendant and her husband were found in contempt of court for violating a personal protection order (PPO) entered against them by Defendant’s sister-in-law (the “complainant”), who was married to Defendant’s brother.  Defendant’s brother had been granted guardianship over Defendant’s 14-year-old son as a result of neglect proceedings involving the boy.  On the day in question, […]