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

n (Jur) → ˜ Übertretung f
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Summary offences are less serious, and are usually dealt with in magistrates' courts.
Summary offences are less serious and are usually dealt within magistrates' courts.
Setencing on the summary offences was also deferred to that date and he will remain in custody for the meantime.
According to figures released following a Freedom of Information request to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) they had 340 previous convictions, including 163 for summary offences - lower level crimes dealt with by magistrates.
(29) These New South Wales statutes were later consolidated in the Summary Offences Act 1970 (NSW).
These were classed as summary offences and the judge's powers were limited to six months' imprisonment.
On that interpretation, section 133 would not permit the creation of police powers or incorporate any of the substantive law governing summary offences in the Code.
According to the Herald Sun, the 55-year-old, who lives in Sydney's inner west, was issued a field court attendance for offensive language under the summary offences act.
* [pounds sterling] 20k fines in lower courts for nearly all summary offences, unlimited fines in higher courts.
Of those, almost half were sentenced for the less serious summary offences and only 41 were sentenced for violence against the person offences.
He added while they are sometimes guilty of the least serious summary offences they are often punished more severely than adults who are rarely imprisoned for the same crime.

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