summary offence

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summary offence

n
(Law) an offence that is triable in a magistrates' court
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summary offence

n (Jur) → ˜ Übertretung f
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because that person has been convicted of a criminal or summary conviction offence that is unrelated to the employment or to the intended employment of that person.
41) Note this only applies following a summary conviction offence,
Breaking the law could be a hybrid criminal offence, punishable by indictment with a fine of up to $1million, imprisonment for up to five years or both; or a summary conviction offence, punishable by a fine of up to $300,000, imprisonment for up to 12 months or both.
Besides leaving the 1892 wording in place, the Bill also made animal cruelty a hybrid offence, meaning that it's up to the Crown to decide--on a case-by-case basis--if a charge will be tried as a summary conviction offence or a more serious indictable offence.
One of the main responsibilities of a Crown Prosecutor is to screen every charge by the police to determine if there is a reasonable prospect of conviction, whether it is in the public interest to discontinue the charge, whether it is a proper charge, whether a hybrid or summary conviction offence should be substituted for the charge, whether the investigation is complete, whether an offer of diversion is appropriate in the circumstances, whether a stay of the charge is appropriate in the circumstances, and so forth.
Marsolais is also the coordinator with the Odawa Aboriginal Community Justice Program (OACJP), a diversion program for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people charged with summary conviction offences in Ottawa.

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