Judge Holds Self in Contempt of Court and Issues Himself Fine for Cell Phone Mishap in Court

Judge Holds Self in Contempt of Court and Issues Himself Fine for Cell Phone Mishap in Court

April 15, 2013 Updated Apr 15, 2013 at 5:40 PM EDT

A Michigan judge made it be known that even he isn't exempt from the rules of his courtroom.

According to a report from the Ionia Sentinel-Standard, a Michigan judge cited himself for contempt of court and fined himself $25 after his cell phone caused a disturbance during a court hearing last Friday.

The phone started emitting noise as a prosecutor was giving a closing argument during a jury trial last Friday., according to the Sentinel-Standard report.

Read the Sentinel-Standard report HERE.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "Your2Cents” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from Indiana's NewsCenter are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.