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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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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.
Under changes to the Summary Offences (Filming and Sexting Offences) Amendment Bill 2016, a person who threatens to send either an invasive image or clips from indecent filming would face up to a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment or a $10,000 fine.
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.
It is popular with magistrates and often used for summary offences.
He said: "The report makes a number of small suggestions in respect of changes in this area, including in respect of powers of search, the prohibition of swords and providing summary offences be tried on indictment.
PCSOs issue fixed penalties for a range of summary offences, including anti-social behaviour and other quality of life issues such as litter dropping, cycling on footpaths and offences contrary to dog control orders," she said.

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