Recent Examples of misdemeanor from the Web
A Canyon County spokesman said Chipman did not return on June 12 to continue serving his sentence on misdemeanor probation violation and paraphernalia charges.
A grand jury indicted Brian Encinia on one charge of misdemeanor perjury for making false statements about Bland’s arrest.
Criminal littering under Kentucky law is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and up to a $500 fine.
Police have now charged Fay with two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, the Laconia Daily Sun reports.
Far more frequently, bail for people accused of misdemeanor and felony crimes in California is set in the hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands.
Humphries was arrested and charged with property damage of $1,000 or more, one count of felony criminal mischief and one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief.
The maximum penalty for misdemeanor assault is six months behind bars and a $500 fine.
Ervin pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor offenses, and a juvenile court judge ordered him to spend a week in Lake County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.
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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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