a contempt of court (see definition above) that occurs either in front of the court (direct) or outside the presence of the court (indirect), which is defined as a crime in the Delaware statutes and which is punished by a fine and/or imprisonment. Unlike a civil contempt, the punishment for a criminal contempt cannot be avoided or lessened by subsequently following the court's order.
an act of disrespect that impedes the administration of justice
a crime in the ordinary sense," Bloom v
an act done in disrespect of the court or its process or which obstructs the administration of justice or tends to bring the court into disrepute
Deliberate conduct calculated to obstruct or embarrass a court of law. Also, conduct intended to degrade the role of a judicial officer in administering justice.
an offense against the authority of the court based upon wilful disobedience of a lawful court order. Punishment may be imprisonment, a fine, or both