Judge Joe Brown was released on his own recognizance after he was charged with contempt of court and sentenced to five days in jail.
The 66-year-old former TV personality was sentenced for reportedly being disorderly in front of a magistrate Monday in juvenile court.
He was representing a woman who was accused of being the mother of an undisclosed child by someone in Virginia.
In audio from the court proceeding, Brown told the magistrate that according to federal standards, his client had not been treated fairly.
On the audio the magistrate can be heard attempting to set a hearing for a later date. Brown threatens to shut the place down.
The magistrate warned Judge Brown that he was close to finding himself in contempt. When Brown continued, he was arrested.
Source: The Grio