statutory offence

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Noun1.statutory offence - crimes created by statutes and not by common law
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
sex crime, sex offense, sexual abuse, sexual assault - a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat; "most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault"
bigamy - the offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred
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"At the moment there is no statutory offence of bullying.
"My assessment is that the accused's conduct was properly described as stalking and that any plea accepted by the Crown should therefore have included reference to the statutory offence of stalking."
Once the Bill becomes law, it will provide a statutory offence of domestic abuse against a partner or ex-partner - including psychological abuse.
Further, a law creating the statutory offence of bribery in sports will be punishable with imprisonment not exceeding five years or to a fine not exceeding 100,000 euros.
And never ringing his grandma, and only visiting me to bring home a bag of washing when his neighbours have complained to the council and the smell of his socks has become a statutory offence.
They knew that if they tried to enforce a mandatory state religion a pattern of acquittals by juries would develop, making it impossible to prosecute a statutory offence.
This is only the third conviction for the statutory offence of corporate manslaughter and the penalty imposed in this case is a lot higher than any imposed on earlier offenders.
The article then outlines four particular issues arising from the statutory expansion of the definition of theft, and concludes that retaining the distinction between offences such as' theft and fraudulent conversion would be preferable to a single statutory offence.]
The bill creates the statutory offence of fraud, which can be committed in three ways: "where a person dishonestly makes a false representation, or wrongfully fails to disclose information, or secretly abuses a position of trust with intent to make a gain or to cause loss or to expose another to the risk of loss".
The Ontario Act contains a statutory offence for those found convicted of contravening the Act or regulations and provides for a fine of not more than $25,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or both.
Tax partner designate Ms Jan Ellis said: 'Last month the Government announced a new statutory offence of evading income tax, which carries a maximum jail sentence of seven years, with unlimited fines.
It makes kidnap a statutory offence but failed to take account of cases still pending.

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