Episode 159: Contempt of Court

This week we discuss what it means to be in contempt of court. Ann explains that there are two types of contempt of court, criminal and civil. Most cases fall under civil contempt, and there are no set rules or guidelines. Different judges have different criteria for what’s considered contemptuous in their courtrooms. Dan thinks that since contempt is at the judge’s discretion, it is easy to abuse. We both share stories about almost being held in contempt by judges for very different reasons.

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Episode 158: A Thankless Job (AFSL EP60)


This is a conversation between Dan and PFromCharlotte from the latest episode of A Few Screws Loose, “A Thankless Job.”
The images that civilians typically see of the military, police officers, firefighters, etc. often make the jobs look glamorous. P shares how that’s not necessarily the case as he details his years of service as a firefighter and EMT. He talks about the 72-hour work-weeks, the constant training, drilling, seeing gruesome injuries, and death. The job prevented P from being able to sleep at night and making him become, what others would describe as, overly cautious. It also led to P’s PTSD diagnosis. None of this is to say the job didn’t have its positives.

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