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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 a report in Daily Mail , swearing in public is illegal as the Summary Offenses Act 1988 states: 'a person must not use offensive language in or near, or within hearing from, a public place or a school'.
They argued that these decisions authorize the implementation of deportation decisions by non-competent authorities and under summary offenses without ensuring that the Syrians' lives and freedoms are not at risk in Syria and without granting Syrians the right to defense through judicial recourse.
The milestones thereby spanned the entire continuum of offense seriousness, from imprisonment for a maximum of ninety days (summary offenses) to punishment by life imprisonment or death (a "super" category used for some murder 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.
(40) Making a duplicate copy of a purchased Beatles CD and selling the copy to a friend for one dollar (41) is graded by the Pennsylvania survey participants the same as committing acts to annoy another person with no legitimate purpose (a summary offense), which has a maximum sentence of ninety days.
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).
30 3 Gender Ratio -1.52 -2.98 -1.14 2 -4.14 (1) Summary Offenses: Bawdy House -2.76 -4.00 (1) NA NA Common Assault -0.90 -2.03 -0.79 2 -2.
Close cooperation with the district justice (district attorney) has resulted in a very high conviction rate for offenders charged with summary offenses. In fact, most offenders plead guilty rather than contest the charges.

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