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 18, 2013 Updated Apr 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM CDT

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.