commit a crime

idiom

: to do something illegal
weapons used to commit crimes

Examples of commit a crime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using a computer to commit a crime is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine. Arpan Lobo, Detroit Free Press, 19 Apr. 2024 Lee faces 30 charges related to the possession of child pornography and using a computer to commit a crime, according to court records. Lauren Liebhaber, Kansas City Star, 17 Apr. 2024 Another student faces charges of interference with civil rights and threat to commit a crime, while four other students have been charged with threat to commit a crime, CBS reports. Melissa Noel, Essence, 20 Mar. 2024 Steven Allen, 42, of Detroit was arraigned Monday on four felony charges — embezzlement, using a computer to commit a crime, forgery of bank bills/promissory notes and stealing or retaining without consent a financial transaction device, according to a release Tuesday. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 24 Jan. 2024 To be clear: Your former boss did not commit a crime. Roxane Gay, New York Times, 16 Mar. 2024 Whether Trump changed the status of the documents as president and therefore didn't commit a crime later is a question for a jury, Schultz said. Aysha Bagchi, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2024 But when fugitives who commit a crime in the United States cross the southern border, the U.S. government requires some external help in tracking them down. Zach Fannin, ABC News, 25 Jan. 2024 The researchers asked the participants questions about how these scenes, and their attendant emotions, influenced cognitive factors known to sway decisions on whether to commit a crime. Ingrid Wickelgren, Scientific American, 21 Feb. 2024

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“Commit a crime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commit%20a%20crime. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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