break/violate the law


: to do something illegal

Examples of break/violate the law in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Legislative staff said during a Tuesday committee that masking for health purposes would violate the law. CBS News, 17 May 2024 Daniel O’Shea, a former high-ranking official for the Chicago Police Department, said that law enforcement would be watching for signs of agitators who join a protest with the intent to disrupt it or break the law. Mitch Smith, New York Times, 8 May 2024 This year, in yet another unusual twist, a judge in D.C. found cause to believe Trump may have used his attorney to break the law in connection with the Mar-a-Lago papers. Russell Lewis, NPR, 7 May 2024 But you are not allowed to violate campus rules and policies and break the law. ABC News, 5 May 2024 Individuals who violate the law face a minimum 12 years in prison, according to an April advisory from the US Embassy in the Bahamas. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 2 May 2024 Stephan’s office previously found that people living outside are simultaneously more likely to break the law and be victimized. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Apr. 2024 Youth in Crisis: Maine hoped to be in the vanguard of a movement to transform how governments deal with teenagers who break the law. Callie Ferguson Ashley L. Conti, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 Provided a copy of the Wyoming incorporation document, experts say using a fake person would likely violate the law. William Turton, WIRED, 5 Mar. 2024

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“Break/violate the law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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