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

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Acorn Restaurants faced a charge of failing to prevent smoking in a smokefree premises and one of encouraging/ assisting the commission of a summary offence.
In a market announcement, the company said: "Paddy Gallagher, Chief Finance Officer, has been summarily dismissed due to his conviction for the summary offence of common assault.
The charges start at PS150 for a guilty plea for a summary offence, rising to PS180 for a guilty plea for a more serious, either way offence, where defendants have a choice whether to have their case heard at magistrates' or crown court.
The assault charge is a summary offence, which on conviction can result in a possible fine and/or a maximum six months' imprisonment.
Bieber's lawyer, Howard Weitzman, said the star was innocent and expected the case to be treated as a less serious summary offence.
Bieber's lawyer Howard Weitzman in California said that his client was innocent and that he expected the case to be treated as a summary offence, which is the equivalent of a misdemeanor in the United States.
In addition, Boffey, aged 29, pleaded guilty to taking a vehicle without consent, driving while disqualified and a summary offence of driving with no insurance.
A summary offence will be heard by a provincial court judge and the charge must be laid within six months of the offence.
It's not feasible to have an exemption under current law, that it's a registration for the good of society," Weighill said and added that he would support decriminalizing the offence of non-registration, making it a provincial summary offence rather than a criminal code offence.
Yakubu was not arrested or charged by officers and the incident is classed as a summary offence.
The judge may also impose a jail sentence of between 14 days and six months under a summary offence.

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