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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.

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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Larry Ahern, R-Seminole, filed an amendment to the Senate amendment to add to the bill a civil citation system for adult offenders, which had been contained in HB 205.
The law refers police to Chapter 40, Section 21D, which outlines the process when people fail to pay civil citations. This section lets police departments apply for criminal complaints against those who default.
They initiated contact in traffic and criminal enforcement which resulted in eight activities: There were 11 traffic stops, 10 contacts made with pedestrians, two criminal warrant arrests, two domestic disturbances of which one arrest was made; two civil citations for possession of cannabis and/or drug paraphernalia; an illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor arrest, an arrest for driving while license revoked, and violation of an order of protection.
A spokesman for the Department of General Services' Maryland Capitol Police confirmed in an email that civil citations issued to Jeff and Kevin Hulbert would be dropped.
Israel received several rounds of applause for his comments regarding job opportunities, BSO policy on civil citations versus arrest of juveniles under 17 and the encouragement of all the graduates to pursue productive lives and give back to the community.
During the 2018 legislative session, lawmakers expanded the use of "civil citations" and pretrial diversion programs to the delight of juvenile justice reform advocates.
and its owner, James Marguerite Jr., 44, of Hopedale, have accepted five civil citations:
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.
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.
10:20 a.m.: Roper Road, two given civil citations for marijuana and told to leave area.

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