reduced charge


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reduced charge

1. The smaller of the two propelling charges available for naval guns.
2. Charge employing a reduced amount of propellant to fire a gun at short ranges as compared to a normal charge. See also normal charge.
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A former live-in caretaker in Campton Hills has been sentenced to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to reduced charges that she attacked the husband of one of her patients and later ripped a feeding tube from the patient.
Savage plead guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter and to recommend that he be sentenced to time served and placed on probation for three years.
Permitting a pickpocket to plead to a reduced charge or to receive the minimum term on a felony conviction decreases the punishment to merely a cost of doing business.
His co-accused Allan Carey, 19, from Ardrossan, was cleared of murder but convicted of the reduced charge of culpable homicide.
He pleaded guilty in July to a reduced charge of aiding and abetting the obstruction of justice for helping former Chancellor Roy Johnson obstruct justice during a federal grand jury investigation of the system.
At the high court in Glasgow, O'Neill, 21, of Paisley pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of culpable homicide and Milroy, 17, also of Paisley, admitted assault.
PASADENA -- A man charged with murder in the December 2004 gang-related slaying of a Glendale teen pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge, authorities said.
Imre, from Bridgeport, Connecticut, admitted two counts of risk of injury to a minor - a reduced charge that the boy's family accepted to spare both children time having to appear on the witness stand.
Kelly,of Castleview Road, West Derby, faced a charge of attempted murder but his guilty plea to a reduced charge of assaulting the group to the danger of their lives was accepted.
Hodge, of Denbigh Road, Coventry, had originally faced a charge of striking Mr Dallas with a coin but pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of throwing coins in the direction of the pitch.
He was originally charged with Lynda's murder but pled guilty to a reduced charge of assault to severe injury.

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