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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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(40) Making a duplicate copy of a purchased Beatles CD and selling the copy to a friend for one dollar (41) is graded by the Pennsylvania survey participants the same as committing acts to annoy another person with no legitimate purpose (a summary offense), which has a maximum sentence of ninety days.
(101) In contrast, the similar offense of library or museum theft also makes grading distinctions according to the value of the property stolen, but uses different monetary cutoffs and makes fewer distinctions: $0-$149.99 (summary offense) and $150-plus (third degree misdemeanor).
(103) In contrast, the similar offense of retail theft also makes grading distinctions, but based upon different sets of distinctions for the value of property stolen: below $149.99 (summary offense), $150-$1,999.99 (first degree misdemeanor), and above $2,000 (third degree felony).
Recording a conversation with a spouse and running it through lie-detection software to determine if they were lying about infidelity (202) is graded by the Pennsylvania survey participants the same as committing acts to annoy another person, with no legitimate purpose, a summary offense, which has a maximum penalty of ninety days, (203) but under current law the offense is graded as a second degree misdemeanor, which has a maximum sentence of two years.
Three people causing an annoyance in public, and failing to disperse when told to by a police officer, (235) is graded by the Pennsylvania survey participants the same as committing acts to annoy another person, with no legitimate purpose, a summary offense, which has a maximum sentence of ninety days, (236) but under current law the offense is graded as a second degree misdemeanor, which has a maximum sentence of two years.
Summary offense procedures are taken when prosecutors consider it appropriate to impose a fine of up to 1 million yen and seek a summary court order for such a payment without holding a trial.
Where no one is injured, "hit and run" is a summary offense as serious as DUI.
30 3 Gender Ratio -1.52 -2.98 -1.14 2 -4.14 (1) Summary Offenses: Bawdy House -2.76 -4.00 (1) NA NA Common Assault -0.90 -2.03 -0.79 2 -2.
DF Test at First Differences Total Immigration -5.39 (1) Foreign Immigration -6.33 (1) British Immigration -6.39 (1) Gender Ratio NA Summary Offenses: Bawdy House NA Common Assault -7.20 (1) Drunkenness -4.00 (1) Family Non-Support NA Gambling -8.26 (1) Liquor Offenses -5.60 (1) Traffic Offenses -5.85 (1) Vagrancy -4.28 (1) Indictable Offenses: Persons -6.14 (1) Property -4.35 (1) Property with Violence -6.06 (1) Malicious Property Damage -8.17 (1) Forgery -7.25 (1) Other -7.49 (1) (1) T-values indicate the rejection of the null hypothesis of non-stationarity based on calculations for time series by Dickey and Fuller.
In Table 2, the results from cointegration tests suggest that Foreign Immigration is cointegrated with two summary offenses -- drunk and disorderly conduct, and vagrancy.
Cointegrating Regressions and Tests for Non-Cointegration be tween the Levels of Immigration and Crime Variables Exogenous Variable: Endogenous British Endogenous Variables Immigration Variables Summary Offenses DF ADF(lags) Summary Offenses Common Assault -2.13 -2.00 (2) Common Assault Drunkenness -3.05 -2.46 (2) Drunkenness Gambling -3.01 -2.68 (2) Gambling Liquor Offenses -1.94 -2.22 (3) Liquor Offenses Traffic Offenses 1.23 -1.32 (1) Traffic Offenses Vagrancy -2.13 -3.04 (3) Vagrancy Indictable Offenses Indictable Offenses Persons -1.98 -2.48 (2) Persons Property -1.44 -2.04 (1) Property Property w/ Violence -1.67 -1.67 (3) Property w/ Violence Malicious Damage -1.34 -1.08 (4) Malicious Damage Forgery -1.26 -1.34 (2) Forgery Other -0.63 -0.91 (1) Other [Part 2 of 2] Table 2.
In order to capture how the level of immigration combines with other variables, such as gender ratio, to produce the changes in the two summary offenses, we use the error correction models to analyze the short-term dynamics of the endogenous variables.

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