petty offense

noun

Definition of petty offense

1 : a minor offense for which one may be tried at common law without a jury or for which there is no constitutional right to trial by jury
2 : misdemeanor especially : one that may not be the subject of an indictment

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“Petty offense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petty%20offense. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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