lesser crime

lesser crime

n. (See: lesser-included offense)

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9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, to a lesser crime of violating the illegal numbers game law or RA 9287.
Summary: Violence against women is still treated as a lesser crime and given lower priority
She was later charged with the lesser crime of attempted second-degree manslaughter.
He was charged with murder and pled guilty last month to the lesser crime of culpable homicide.
But chanting "Murderers" is apparently a lesser crime.
But then, after laying out why Pistorius, 27, might instead be guilty of a lesser crime, culpable homicide, the judge abruptly stopped in the middle of her explanation and suspended court without declaring a verdict on that charge.
This decision should be left to the SPG and for them compromising their nationaility is a lesser crime than compromising their basic duty of providing the best security to the PM.
As we all know, justice in this country is becoming a lottery where you can end up in prison for a lesser crime and spend years in jail but take someone's life and the sentence never fits the crime.
Hughes brought in video technology unavailable to local stewards when he made his case to the appeal board of the Royal Western India Turf Club and they accepted that he was not guilty of foul riding, but the lesser crime of improper riding.
We have English people deported to the US for a lesser crime, yet he and others are allowed to stay here.
The strategy appeared to be to convince the jury that Williams never planned to kill Naimi and was therefore not guilty of first-degree murder, but only of some lesser crime.
A slightly lesser crime but still one that can shatter a fine evening, turning a good hearted sommelier into a seething tornado of brimstone and vitriol, is pronunciation of the word 'Riesling'.