misdemeanour


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misdemeanour

a crime that was not punishable by death and forfeiture. See FELONY.
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According to TMZ, Brandon Johnson is facing misdemeanours for shoplifting, possession of heroin, ketamine after allegedly trying to steal some expensive goods from Macy's.
"We are charging him with a third degree felony of robbery by sudden snatching and he's being charged with a first degree misdemeanour count of criminal mischief.
Koh Kong provincial court on December 27, 2015, sentenced the pair to 10 years in prison and fined each five million riel (about $1,250) for drug trafficking and committing the same misdemeanour for which they had already been sentenced.
"This initiative will make the lives of suspects involved in such misdemeanour cases easier.
Dubai: From December 4, prosecutors in Dubai will be able to fine suspects involved in certain types of misdemeanour and minor offences, including some bounced cheque and cursing cases, instead of referring them to court.
The misdemeanour court of appeal has ordered the exoneration of a man charged with issuing a dud cheque for Dh265,000.
Three misdemeanour courts in Alexandria sentenced on Tuesday 220 detainees to prison for charges including assembly, "thuggery", and vandalism.
In regard to another charge of inciting riots which was also file against the Emirati for yelling at officers at the security court, the judge noted that this charge is not under the jurisdiction of the misdemeanour court and could therefore not be looked into.
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The 21-year-old actress will soon be working at a morgue as part of her punishment for misdemeanour drunken driving, her attorney, Blair Berk, told a judge.
A 48-year-old woman is facing a misdemeanour charge of assault after allegedly slapping an airport security guard in Fargo, North Dakota as he attempted to frisk her after she repeatedly set off an airport metal detector.
WALLABY utility back Andrew Walker is hoping for one last chance today when his agent Wayne Beavis meets officials from the ACT Brumbies on Friday to discuss his latest misdemeanour - crashing his car while three times over the drink drive limit in the early hours of Sunday morning.