Attorney-at-law and former Opposition Senator Wayne Sturge has been fined $5000 for contempt of court or face six months in prison.
He has one week within which to pay the fine.
The ruling was handed down by Justice Norton Jack.
The charges arose from a Facebook posting made on Sturge's Facebook page in relation to a murder trial before the court.
Sturge was one of the defence attorneys in the matter.
The court's sentence is also being referred to the Disciplinary Committee of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Government has granted approval for an official funeral to be afforded to the late Justice Cecil Arthur Kelsick, T.C., former Chief Justice of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, a statement by the Ministry of National Security says.
The statement says that according to National Flag Protocol, the flag should be flown at half-mast on the day of the death and funeral of listed position holders, as well as other notable citizens and residents of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, as may be announced by the Minister of National Security.
All 53 matters that were left unfinished when Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar was appointed a High Court judge, will be restarted start afresh.
The deicion was taken at a meeting involving the Chief Justice, Director of Public Prosecutions and other top legal officials.