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Violation or infringement; breach of a statute, contract, or obligation.

The term infraction is frequently used in reference to the violation of a particular statute for which the penalty is minor, such as a parking infraction.


noun breach, breach of faith, breach of law, breach of orders, breach of privilege, breach of prommse, breach of the peace, breach of trust, breaking, crime, default, defiance, defiance of orders, encroachment, evasion of duty, failure, failure of duty, infringement, inobservance, nonobservance, nonobservance of rules, offense, omission, overstepping, refusal to obey, transgression, trespass, violation, violation of law, violation of orrers, wrong
Associated concepts: infraction of rules, infraction of the law, traffic infraction
See also: bad faith, breach, delinquency, disregard, encroachment, illegality, infringement, invasion, misconduct, misdeed, offense, omission, perversion, sedition, transgression, violation, wrong

INFRACTION. The breach of a law or agreement; the violation of a compact. In the French law this is the generic expression to designate all actions which are punishable by the code of France.

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Anitere Flores, R-Miami, amended the reporting bill, SB 878, on to SB 196, which dealt with juvenile civil citations for nonviolent first offenses.
Other counties do relatively few civil citations and diversions, Flores said, which means juveniles facing similar charges in different counties are treated differently.
Meanwhile, to keep up with the increase in civil citations, the town is looking at adding a second municipal hearing officer, according to the town manager.
With most civil citations, such as speeding tickets or parking violations, police can levy criminal charges or driver's licenses and car registrations cannot be renewed.
CUTLINE: Leicester Police Chief James Hurley displays 126 unpaid marijuana possession civil citations at the town clerk's office in Leicester.
The stop resulted in one juvenile male, 16, a passenger in the vehicle, being arrested on drug charges, and three others in the vehicle getting civil citations (which come with a penalty of $100 each) for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
That has led to a patchwork of enforcement across the state, with some communities handing out hundreds of civil citations and others turning a blind eye to personal marijuana use.
Police officials say that with most civil citations, such as speeding tickets, there are repercussions for those who don't pay the fines.
Roper Road, two given civil citations for marijuana and told to leave area.
were arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine, and conspiracy to violate the drug laws, and were issued civil citations for possession of an ounce or less of marijuana.

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