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Offense

A breach of law; a crime.

An offense may consist of a felony or a misdemeanor. The term is used to indicate a violation of public rights as opposed to private ones. For example, murder is an offense whereas libel is not.

offense

n. a crime or punishable violation of law of any type or magnitude. (See: crime)

offense

noun aggression, assault, attack, breach, breach of the law, breaking of the law, crime, criminal act, criminal deed, criminality, delict, delictum, delinquency, disobedience, encroachment, evil behavior, evil deed, felony, illegal act, illegal conduct, illegality, impropriety, infraction, infringement, injury, inobservance, lawbreaking, lawlessness, malefaction, malfeasance, malpractice, misconduct, misdeed, misdemeanor, misdoing, misfeasance, misprision, noncompliance, nonobservance, official misconduct, omission, outrage, pecability, peccatum, transgression, umbrage, unlawful act, violation, violation of law, violation of orders, wrong, wrongdoing, wrongfulness
Associated concepts: bailable offense, capital offense, charged with an offense, compound offense, continuing offense, degree of offense, grave offense, lesser offense, minor offense, offense against public decency, offense at common law, petty offense, prior offense, public offense
Foreign phrases: Peccata contra naturam sunt gravissima.Crimes against nature are the most heinous.
See also: assault, crime, delict, delinquency, disrespect, exception, felony, foray, guilt, indiscretion, infraction, injury, injustice, misconduct, misdeed, misdemeanor, misdoing, misfeasance, misprision, objection, onset, provocation, resentment, transgression, umbrage, violation, wrong
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the accused Jozo SliA!kovic, under Sections 1 and 3 of the Operative Part of Judgment - the criminal offense of Organized Crime under Article 250(2) of the CC BiH, in conjunction with the criminal offense of Failure to Pay Taxes under Article 211 of the CC BiH; under Section 5 of the Operative Part of Judgment - the criminal offense of Tax Evasion under Article 210(3) of the CC BiH; and under Section 4 of the Operative Part of Judgment - the criminal offense of Counterfeiting or Destruction of Business or Trade Books or Documents under Article 261(2) of the CC FBiH, all as read with Articles 31 and 53 of the CC BiH;
In land public transportation utilities requiring prior booking, the owner or operator shall be solidarity liable with its employee responsible for the refusal or failure for a fine of: P1,000 for the first offense; P5,000 for the second offense; P10,000 for the second offense; and additional increments of P5,000 on top of the penalty for the third offense for each subsequent offense.
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