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second-degree

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(Law) US less serious than first-degree crimes
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The suspect, Daniel Thomas Hill, 19, was found a short time later at a nearby Shari's Restaurant on River Road and taken to the Lane County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault - both of which are Measure 11 offenses - and menacing.
Dickinson ultimately was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, harassment, second-degree criminal trespass, interfering with a police officer and second-degree burglary in connection with the incident at the school, police said.
All four youths are charged with first- and second-degree arson, second- degree burglary, first- and second-degree criminal mischief, reckless burning and recklessly endangering another person.
Through a plea deal, he was convicted of fourth-degree assault, while the more serious charge of second-degree assault - a Measure 11 offense - was dismissed.
Second-degree arson is defined as starting a fire or causing an explosion that intentionally damages a building and causes more than $750 in damage.
Pet owners who leave an animal in a car in hot weather are subject to charges of either first- or second-degree animal neglect.
A 29-year-old Springfield man has been charged with attempted murder and second-degree assault in connection with a Friday night stabbing of a woman in Veneta.
While a burn or scald can be extremely painful, people can help to relieve the pain, reduce the burn damage, and limit the risk of infection of first- and second-degree burns by using items already in the house, in a food cupboard, or on the shelf of a local store.
[USA], July 27 (ANI): Temperature increase is among the most severe phenomenon of global warming leading to several issues including second-degree burns on the human body, found researchers.
A judge set bail Tuesday at $300,000 for a 21-year-old man accused of second-degree murder for fatally beating his mother with a baseball bat in their Campton Hills house in late March.
Martin was charged with first-degree murder, but a jury in 2013 could not reach a verdict on that charge, so instead convicted him on the lesser charge of second-degree murder for fatally shooting his neighbor, Steve Schwartz, with a shotgun while Schwartz was walking up Martin's driveway in Golden Valley.
Ashlee Martinson appeals a judgment of conviction for two counts of second-degree intentional homicide, as well as an order denying her postconviction motion for resentencing.