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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Any person who contravenes that regulation, if found guilty on a summary offence, is liable on conviction to a fine of BDS$3,000 (One BDS$=US$0.50 cents) or six months in prison, or in the case of a repeated offence, a fine of BDS$6,000 or 12 months in prison.
Some 82 per cent of those caught with any class A or B drug have previously committed theft, 75 per cent have a previous drug offence, and 88 per cent had previously committed a 'summary offence excluding motoring', which covers a range of minor crimes.
Some 82 per cent of those caught with any class A or B drug have previously committed theft, 75 per cent have previous drug offence, and 88 per cent had previously committed a 'summary offence excluding motoring', which covers a range of minor crimes.
It is a summary offence to take a photo within the precincts of a court.
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.
The fee starts at [pounds sterling]150 for a guilty plea for a summary offence, rising to [pounds sterling]180 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 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.
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.
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.

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