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misdemeanour

a crime that was not punishable by death and forfeiture. See FELONY.
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[USA], June 11 (ANI): The man who is believed to have supplied singer Demi Lovato drugs that gave her a near-fatal overdose in July last year, is now facing three misdemeanour counts.
TMZ said the misdemeanours Cardi, 25, would be charged with are reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.
Suspects, who involve in particular misdemeanours, can start obtaining an electronic bail without having to keep their passports or those of their guarantors in the possession of the Dubai Public Prosecution as per the 'Smart Bail' initiative, Prosecutor General Ali Humaid Bin Khatem told Gulf News on Monday.
According to Al Humaidan's decision, members of the three prosecution wings can fine suspects involved in specific minor offences rather than indicting them and referring them to the Dubai Misdemeanours Court to stand trial.
On May 1, the Khor Fakkan Misdemeanours Court found the defendants guilty of the charges levelled against them and sentenced them to jail terms ranging between six months and one year.
Abu Dhabi Court of Misdemeanours yesterday sentenced the Emirati, who is the son of one of the secret group defendants, to 10 months in jail.
THE worst example any teacher or headmaster can set is to punish or threaten to punish the whole class or the whole school because of the misbehaviour or the misdemeanours of the few, and when politicians adopt the same methods then they are also in the wrong profession.
What these Labourites need to concern themselves with are not the well-documented misdemeanours but the fact that we had the most reactionary Home Secretary in memory.
The 28-year-old is in the last chance saloon after a series of misdemeanours and twice walking out of the Wallaby training camp to return to his farm New South Wales last season.
The sentence is the maximum punishment that can be meted out by a Greek misdemeanours court, however observers have said it is unlikely that the sentences will be served since Greek law allows for anyone convicted of a misdemeanour to buy off their sentence at USD5.20 per day according to The Associated Press.
Summary: Misdemeanours Court to hear case in which defendant resorted to death threats after being rebuffed