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n. Law
One who has committed a misdemeanor.
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(Law) criminal law (formerly) a person who has committed or been convicted of a misdemeanour. Compare felon1
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(ˌmɪs dɪˈmi nənt)

a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor.
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The court of appeals applied the totality-of-the-circumstances test to the specific facts and concluded that the substantial state interests in DNA sampling outweighed Johnson's diminished expectation of privacy as a misdemeanant, and therefore, the DNA sample did not violate the search and seizure provisions of the United States or Minnesota Constitutions.
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Creamer or any other misdemeanant could suffer a massive intrusion upon the right to privacy in the future at the hands of law enforcement personnel stretching the limits of their discretion to release and acting on little or no justification." (48) "In The Trial, Franz Kafka described the archetypal encounter of the ordinary mortal with the capriciousness and irrationality of modern bureaucracies." (49)
Wiensenfeld, 22, of 135 Bull Run Road, Cedar Creek, Texas, disorderly conduct, guilty, probation until May 12, 2010, remain drug and alcohol free, $50 victim witness; aiding accused misdemeanant to escape, guilty, probation until May 12, 2010; resisting arrest, guilty, $500 fine/assessment, $125 surfine.
For Jane Warton's first-time infraction of the law, Lytton receives two weeks of hard labor as a third division criminal offender rather than as a first division misdemeanant offender.