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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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For example, although both areas have the same burglary rates, the Magistrates' Court (which handles summary offenses such as speeding) in Merseyside sentenced one in four burglars to prison compared with the Magistrates' Court in Staffordshire, which sentenced one in two to prison.
Actions that are usually summary offenses were met with charges of multiple misdemeanors and felonies, and initial bail amounts for some protesters soared as high as $1 million.
Summary offenses are the jurisdiction of the lower court judge and by the police magistrate until the 1920s, and attract minor penalties (small fines, little incarceration).
In Table 2, the results from cointegration tests suggest that Foreign Immigration is cointegrated with two summary offenses -- drunk and disorderly conduct, and vagrancy.
Close cooperation with the district justice (district attorney) has resulted in a very high conviction rate for offenders charged with summary offenses.
Pennsylvania law grades robbery with any amount of force, however slight, as a felony of the third degree and grades cruelty to animals as only a summary offense, the lowest criminal grade available.

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