misdemeanant

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misdemeanant

a person who has committed or been convicted of a MISDEMEANOUR.
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The first federal statute disqualifying felons from possessing firearms was not enacted until 1938; it also disqualified misdemeanants who had been convicted of violent offenses.
In Gamer, the Court noted that at common law, deadly force was permissible in the apprehension of a felon but was condemned as disproportionately severe when used to apprehend a misdemeanant.
As is evident from Table 4, in the first case ("No-Yes") four laws, Background Shows, Discretion, Misdemeanants, and Lost appear to significantly increase exports between states when the exporting state does not have the law in place and the importing state does, in comparison to the case when both have the laws in place.
Clearly, lawyers greatly affect dispositions when misdemeanants represented by counsel are five times more likely to have charges dismissed.
The bill introduced yesterday would sharply increase incentives for states to report records on criminals, domestic violence misdemeanants, the seriously mentally ill and other prohibited purchasers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
But if New York were to restore voting rights to incarcerated felons tomorrow, they would vote by absentee ballot at their last address prior to arrest and not in the districts where they are held, which is the practice in the two states that permit incarcerated individuals to vote without limitation (Maine and Vermont), (60) as well as in states where some incarcerated felons can vote, (61) and in all states with respect to pre-trial detainees and incarcerated misdemeanants, who are permitted to vote nationwide.
37) Most adult nonviolent felons and misdemeanants sentenced by NABs are required to make restitution to victims, perform complete community service, or both.
In addition, Ewald [2005] found that at least five states temporarily or permanently disenfranchise misdemeanants and that many legally eligible voters do not vote because of widespread confusion regarding disenfranchisement laws.
While still on probation for that crime, Skoien was arrested with a shotgun while headed out hunting, and charged with the federal law that prohibited domestic violence misdemeanants from possessing firearms.
it is clearly established that force is least justified against nonviolent misdemeanants who do not flee or actively resist and pose little or no threat to the security of the officers or the public.
So, the department decided to include the names of the wanted felons, along with the more serious misdemeanants, and place the same list of names on its Web site.
Holland qualified this figure by reminding the committee that it included those sentenced to detention (those classified as first-class misdemeanants in the British Isles).