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summary offence

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

n (Jur) → ˜ Übertretung f
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Pennsylvania law grades robbery with any amount of force, however slight, as a felony of the third degree and grades cruelty to animals as only a summary offense, the lowest criminal grade available.
The Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office has decided to take the summary offense procedures against Masanori Yuki, 74, former president of the Osaka-based restaurant chain, and his son Kikuo, 45, a former member of the board of directors, partly because Senba Kitcho has already received a kind of social punishment, having been forced to close down after losing consumer trust following the scandal, the sources said.
The moment his car entered the street he was guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), a summary offense punishable by a fine of no more than $300, imprisonment for no more than ninety days, or both.
Six of the 11 squatters were charged with trespassing, a summary offense, warranting a $215 fine.
And so, in preparing for the Republican National Convention demonstrations in Philadelphia last summer, activists went through these trainings and expected to be arrested, expected to be charged with a summary offense or misdemeanor for blocking traffic, expected to spend a night or two in jail, and expected to show up in court to take responsibility for their actions.
According to a report in Daily Mail , swearing in public is illegal as the Summary Offenses Act 1988 states: 'a person must not use offensive language in or near, or within hearing from, a public place or a school'.
They argued that these decisions authorize the implementation of deportation decisions by non-competent authorities and under summary offenses without ensuring that the Syrians' lives and freedoms are not at risk in Syria and without granting Syrians the right to defense through judicial recourse.
SEPTA police will continue to apprehend individuals who commit summary offenses under the Authority's new Administrative Enforcement Program.
For example, although both areas have the same burglary rates, the Magistrates' Court (which handles summary offenses such as speeding) in Merseyside sentenced one in four burglars to prison compared with the Magistrates' Court in Staffordshire, which sentenced one in two to prison.
Actions that are usually summary offenses were met with charges of multiple misdemeanors and felonies, and initial bail amounts for some protesters soared as high as $1 million.
Summary offenses are the jurisdiction of the lower court judge and by the police magistrate until the 1920s, and attract minor penalties (small fines, little incarceration).
Close cooperation with the district justice (district attorney) has resulted in a very high conviction rate for offenders charged with summary offenses. In fact, most offenders plead guilty rather than contest the charges.

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