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In re Gates, 09-4125

District court's contempt conviction of a criminal defense attorney for failing to appear in court on time for a plea hearing is reversed as the district court erred in imposing punishment in a summary proceeding without affording the attorney notice or a meaningful opportunity to respond to the charges against him.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/26/2010
  • Published 03/26/2010

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  • United States Fourth Circuit

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