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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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The surcharge increases to [pounds sterling]520 for a conviction after a not guilty plea and trial for a summary offence and [pounds sterling]1,000 for a conviction after a not guilty plea for an either way offence.
The surcharge increases to PS520 for a conviction after a not guilty plea and trial for a summary offence, and PS1,000 for a conviction after a not guilty plea for an either way offence.
An indictable offence is more serious under the Criminal Code and there are more procedural issues than with a summary offence. A person convicted of this indictable offence is liable to imprisonment for up to five years.
Yakubu was not arrested or charged by officers and the incident is classed as a summary offence.
The judge may also impose a jail sentence of between 14 days and six months under a summary offence. Under an indictable offense, the jail term can be up to five years.
He said: 'If they go after a fox and it is notified to us that they are committing what is a summary offence we have got to have a proportionate response to this.
In a market announcement, the company said: "Paddy Gallagher, Chief Finance Officer, has been summarily dismissed due to his conviction for the summary offence of common assault.
Bieber's lawyer, Howard Weitzman, said the star was innocent and expected the case to be treated as a less serious summary offence.
In addition, Boffey, aged 29, pleaded guilty to taking a vehicle without consent, driving while disqualified and a summary offence of driving with no insurance.
Richards, of North Way, Seaford, East Sussex, appeared at Lewes Magistrates Court and pleaded not guilty to the summary offence of careless driving.
Richards, of Seaford, East Sussex, appeared at Lewes Magistrates Court and pleaded not guilty to the summary offence of careless driving.
Failure to notify the Garda Siochana or false notification is a summary offence punishable by a fine of up to pounds 1,500 or imprisonment for up to 12 months or both.

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