Wife’s criminal contempt adjudication arising from civil divorce proceedings did not amount to a criminal conviction from which she could seek post-conviction relief; a “conviction” could not be based on conduct that did not violate one of the general criminal laws, and post-conviction relief, by its very definition, was a remedy for seeking relief from convictions of criminal offenses, and it was not available to challenge findings of general criminal contempt arising from civil cases.
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