Recent Examples of misdemeanor from the Web
Orange County prosecutors say 20-year-old Jessica Aguilar of Sacramento, California, was charged Thursday with two misdemeanor counts.
He also was charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault.
Despite his refusal to plead guilty, Spanier was convicted of child endangerment, a misdemeanor, on March 24.
Police also arrested Joseph Karbelis, 18, of the 1500 block of Washington Avenue, Chesterton, on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and possession of paraphernalia.
Gianforte’s victory was a setback for Democrats who hoped to capitalize on Trump’s low approval ratings, unpopular Republican health-care legislation, and the misdemeanor assault charge.
Court records show Lowery has pending charges of domestic assault in St. Louis: one felony and one misdemeanor, for charges filed in 2016.
He was also arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor charges, according to records.
Mr. Gianforte still faces a misdemeanor assault charge that will require him to appear in a Montana courtroom next month.
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First Known Use of misdemeanor
MISDEMEANOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of misdemeanor for English Language Learners
law : a crime that is not very serious : a crime that is less serious than a felony
MISDEMEANOR Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of misdemeanor
: a crime that carries a less severe punishment than a felony; specifically : a crime punishable by a fine and by a term of imprisonment not to be served in a penitentiary and not to exceed one year — compare felony
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