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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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Administered by Evidence-Based Associates, a project management company in Summerville, South Carolina, Redirection focuses on more serious juvenile offenders, those who are not eligible for civil citations.
By writing a standardized jury instruction just as poorly written as the statute, the Supreme Court has emboldened (but for the Wells case) law enforcement officers to make stops where, had this law not existed, a civil citation might have been issued rather than a criminal arrest.
West Street, civil citation for possession of marijuana.
Blueberry Lane, civil citation for Class D possession, seized plates and impounded vehicle.
It could be said that a disposition of continued without a finding is more severe than a civil citation, he said.
Harrington also received a civil citation for possession of marijuana when officers found some "old, dried up" pot in his car, Cpl.
Triggered by concerns that residents have been forced to walk in the streets because of unclear sidewalks, the City Council late last year voted to boost the penalties from a $50 criminal fine or a $25 civil citation.
The civil citation alone carries a $500 fine and a 30-day driver's license suspension, according to the RMV.

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