summary offence

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summary offence

an offence which is charged in a summary court and which accordingly attracts a lesser sentence. The summary court will not have a jury. In the UK such courts are found in the Magistrates Court and the Sheriff Court. See INDICTABLE OFFENCE.
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In fact, as a hybrid offence, the general fraud provisions have the potential to result in a greater punishment as opposed to section 365 which is a summary conviction offense potentially punishable by a maximum fine of $5,000 and/or six months in prison.
Anyone convicted of breaching the order, which runs for three years, will get a PS75 fixed penalty and could, on summary conviction, be fined PS1,000.
The maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for making a false statement is a Level 5 fine on the standard scale.
It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and on summary conviction would be liable to a fine not exceeding PS5000.
The record of the application may be inspected during normal opening hours at the Council's above address and, where applicable, at any time on the above website.Representations which shall be made in writing may be made by a responsible authority or any other person to North Warwickshire Borough Council to be received at their above address by no later than 21 October2015.It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application; the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction being PS5,000.
It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for making a false statement is a Level 5 fine of the Standard Scale (PS5,000).
It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for the offence is not exceeding PS5,000 Whittinghams, Solicitors, Bridgend
It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application punishable on summary conviction by a maximum fine of PS5,000.
If, in any proceeding, matter or thing to which this Act applies, express provision has not been made in this Act or only partial provision has been made, the provisions of the Criminal Code relating to offences punishable on summary conviction apply, with the necessary changes and so far as applicable, as if its provisions were enacted in and formed part of this Act.
He said: "A person who commits one of the offences above is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [euro]5,000 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both."
The First Nation has rules that would force the resignation had the chief been convicted of an indictable offence, but the Crown proceeded by summary conviction, so McArthur is not required to step down.
Consider that someone charged with a summary conviction offence in civilian court, such as Senator Patrick Brazeau, will enjoy all of these rights; so does someone appearing in a small claims court or in a traffic court.

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