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  Misdemeanor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Misdemeanors (or misdemeanours) are "lesser" criminal acts which are generally punished less severely than felonies; but more so than infractions.
In general, misdemeanors are crimes with a maximum punishment of 12 months or less of imprisonment, typically in a jail.
In many jurisdictions, misdemeanor convicts who are incarcerated serve their time in a local jail, whereas those convicted of a felony who are sentenced to more than one year serve their time in a prison.
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 AllRefer.com - misdemeanor (Crime And Law Enforcement) - Encyclopedia
misdemeanor, in law, a minor crime, in contrast to a felony.
In the United States a misdemeanor usually is an offense that may be punished summarily by fine and by imprisonment for less than a year.
Commission of a misdemeanor does not cancel citizenship or subject an alien to deportation.
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This law shall regulate the conditions for the misdemeanors liability, rendering and enforcement of the misdemeanor decision and sanctions and the misdemeanor procedure.
Nobody shall be punished for misdemeanor for an  act which, before it was done, has not been determined by a law as a misdemeanor and for which a sanction has not been prescribed by  a law.
The misdemeanor's warning can be reached even with the misdemeanor a prescribed obligation has not been fulfilled*respected or with it a damage has been done and the person who has committed that misdemeanor, has fulfilled the proscribed obligation i.e.
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 Houston, Texas Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
Misdemeanor cases are often given little attention because there is not as much jail time attached as for felonies.
Misdemeanor convictions for offenses involving dishonesty ("moral turpitude") are often used by government agencies to deny people licenses for occupations that require licensing (for example, nursing or private investigation).
A misdemeanor conviction may also make you a sitting duck for future unfounded charges, because misdemeanor convictions may be used to enhance the seriousness of future charges.
www.bennettandbennett.com /shtml/cases/misdemeanors.shtml   (262 words)

 Criminal law: misdemeanor crimes by GotTrouble.com
Being charged with a misdemeanor crime may be punished by time in jail, probation, or a fine.
Misdemeanor offenses are handled by the county court and are usually considered less serious crimes than felony offenses.
While a misdemeanor may only result in a small fine, you may be required to perform community service or even serve jail time.
www.gottrouble.com /legal/criminal/criminal_law/misdemeanors.html   (203 words)

 Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
A misdemeanor usually is punishable by a fine, or by incarceration in a local jail for a period of less than one year.
Misdemeanors are usually charged by a written complaint, or "information." In some states, poor defendants are not entitled to a court-appointed attorney when charged only with a misdemeanor.
Misdemeanors may not carry the same threat of severe punishment and life-long consequences as felonies, but a misdemeanor conviction can nonetheless be costly, in both financial and personal terms.
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 Motor Fuels > State Laws on Gas Theft | Oct 11 2000 | NACS Online
Misdemeanor, maximum penalty of punishable by up to 1 year in jail and $1,000 fine.
Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail or $2,500 fine for less than $50, and up to 2 years in jail and $5,000 fine for theft worth $50-$199.
Misdemeanor, punishable by up to $500 fine for less than $50, and up to six months in jail and $2,000 fine for theft worth more than $50.
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Texas law makes it a misdemeanor, punishable only by a fine, either for a front-seat passenger in a car equipped with safety belts not to wear one or for the driver to fail to secure any small child riding in front.
Arkansas, 514 U.S. Atwater contends that founding-era common-law rules forbade officers to make warrantless misdemeanor arrests except in cases of “breach of the peace,” a category she claims was then understood narrowly as covering only those nonfelony offenses involving or tending toward violence.
That warrantless misdemeanor arrests do not demand the constitutional attention Atwater seeks is indicated by a number of factors, including that the law has never jelled the way Atwater would have it; that anyone arrested without formal process is entitled to a magistrate’s review of probable cause within 48 hours, County of Riverside v.
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 MISDEMEANOR - Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Note: As a rule, in the old English law, offenses capitally punishable were felonies; all other indictable offenses were misdemeanors.
In common usage, the word crime is employed to denote the offenses of a deeper and more atrocious dye, while small faults and omissions of less consequence are comprised under the gentler name of misdemeanors.
The distinction, however, between felonies and misdemeanors is purely arbitrary, and is in most jurisdictions either abrogated or so far reduced as to be without practical value.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/misdemeanor   (140 words)

 The Winchester Star-Misdemeanor Offenders Serve More Time Here   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Misdemeanor offenders at the Regional Jail are serving longer sentences than most in the state, according to a Virginia State Crime Commission study.
Misdemeanors are punishable by up to 12 months in jail, and state code allows offenders to serve just 50 percent of their sentence if they obey jail rules.
Virginia’s misdemeanor inmates were sentenced to an average of 52 days and the average time served was only 22 days.
www.winchesterstar.com /TheWinchesterStar/021019/Area_time.asp   (543 words)

 Misdemeanor FAQs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Misdemeanors are offenses of the law that is less serious than felony offenses.
Misdemeanor court files can be reviewed in the Clerk's Misdemeanor Department, room 752 on the 7th floor at 700 Twiggs Street in downtown Tampa.
All sessions of misdemeanor courts are open to the public, unless a particular judge orders his courtroom closed.
www.hillsclerk.com /content/courts/misdemeanor/misdemeanor_faq.htm   (1242 words)

 Lincoln, Climate & Crime: Misdemeanor Assault
According to the data for crime and climate normals, misdemeanor assaults peak after the warmest temperatures have passed and are at a minimum in February, the end of winter.
Because snowfall requires cold temperatures and misdemeanor assaults are decreasing into the cold temperature season, it's no surprise that low numbers for misdemeanor assaults occur during periods of heavy snowfall.
According to this graph, some of the peaks in precipitation occur around the same time that misdemeanor assaults are at a maximum or are increasing (remembering that assaults would still be increasing after the peak in precipitation because the peak in assaults lags behind the peak in precipitation).
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 misdemeanor on Encyclopedia.com
Christopher Worden, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, faced a misdemeanor charge stemming from a fight, but couldn't get a public defender because he made too much money at his part time job.
Carollo was jailed on a misdemeanor battery charge Wednesday after police were called to his home to investigate a domestic violence
The Miami Mayor was jailed on a misdemeanor battery charge Wednesday after police were called to his home to investigate a domestic
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 Misdemeanor Trial Section - United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
The Misdemeanor Trial Section prosecutes most misdemeanor crimes in the District of Columbia, including offenses involving narcotics and weapons possession, theft, prostitution, animal cruelty, illegal dumping, destruction of property, threats, and simple assault.
The Misdemeanor Section does not handle domestic violence misdemeanor cases, which are specially assigned to the Office’s Domestic Violence Unit.
In this role, Team Leaders focus on crimes that are of particular concern to the communities in their district, with an emphasis on dangerous and recidivist offenders and criminal “hot spots” in the district.
www.usdoj.gov /usao/dc/Divisions/Superior_Court_Division/Misdemeanor   (316 words)

 Misdemeanor Criminal Charges | Criminal Defense Lawyer Illinois Michigan Ohio Indiana IL OH MI IN Attorneys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Misdemeanors are various crimes that do not rise to the level of a felony.
Even though misdemeanors carry less jail time than felonies, they can still be serious charges.
Contact us today to discuss your misdemeanor charge whether it be in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio or Indiana, and put our aggressive and experienced team to work for you.
www.johnsoncriminaldefenselawgroup.com /PracticeAreas/PracticeAreaDescriptions3.asp   (320 words)

Atwater’s specific contention is that “founding-era common-law rules” forbade peace officers to make warrantless misdemeanor arrests except in cases of “breach of the peace,” a category she claims was then understood narrowly as covering only those nonfelony offenses “involving or tending toward violence.” Brief for Petitioners 13.
Finally, both the legislative tradition of granting warrantless misdemeanor arrest authority and the judicial tradition of sustaining such statutes against constitutional attack are buttressed by legal commentary that, for more than a century now, has almost uniformly recognized the constitutionality of extending warrantless arrest power to misdemeanors without limitation to breaches of the peace.
Wisconsin, 466 U.S., 756 (1984) (White, J., dissenting) (“[T]he requirement that a misdemeanor must have occurred in the officer’s presence to justify a warrantless arrest is not grounded in the Fourth Amendment”).
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 Handgun Use Banned for Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Conviction
Unlike a felony conviction, a misdemeanor conviction need not be reported on a job application under California law, does not result in the loss of any rights and did not impact the employment of the wrongdoer.
The broad definition of domestic violence misdemeanor includes all misdemeanors that involve the use, or attempted use, of physical force (e.g., simple assault, assault and battery) if the offense is committed by one of the defined parties.
For example, a person convicted of misdemeanor assault, i.e., attempted harm, as opposed to actual physical contact, against his or her spouse would be prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition.
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 County Of Marin: District Attorney  -  Misdemeanor Trial Unit
The Misdemeanor Trial Team handles all adult non-felony cases prosecuted by the District Attorney, with the exception of the Family Violence caseload.
The team leader for this unit is responsible for identifying those misdemeanor cases that have special, more complex legal issues, or a large number of witnesses and assign that particular case to a single attorney well in advance of the trial date.
It is not uncommon for Misdemeanor Trial members to investigate these cases along side their law enforcement partners.
www.co.marin.ca.us /depts/DA/main/dist/misdoteam.cfm   (486 words)

 Misdemeanor Indictment
Thus, an indictment whose top count is a misdemeanor is a valid accusatory instrument.
Yes: This could occur where codefendants are charged, one with a felony, the other with a misdemeanor, and a severance is granted.
Another example of the top count being a misdemeanor is where a superior court judge, upon inspecting grand jury minutes, reduces or dismisses counts so that no felony count remains.
www.mcacp.org /issue14.htm   (486 words)

Misdemeanors are offenses lower than felonies and generally those punishable by fine, penalty, forfeiture or imprisonment otherwise than in penitentiary.
Misdemeanor offenses include petit theft, worthless checks, prostitution related charges, possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia, resisting arrest without violence, battery (domestic violence) and assault.
Misdemeanor court files can be reviewed in the Clerk's Criminal Department at 2 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida.
www.osceolaclerk.com /misdemeanor.htm   (479 words)

Atwaters specific contention is that founding-era common-law rules forbade peace officers to make warrantless misdemeanor arrests except in cases of breach of the peace, a category she claims was then understood narrowly as covering only those nonfelony offenses involving or tending toward violence.
Instead, she asks us to mint a new rule of constitutional law on the understanding that when historical practice fails to speak conclusively to a claim grounded on the Fourth Amendment, courts are left to strike a current balance between individual and societal interests by subjecting particular contemporary circumstances to traditional standards of reasonableness.
She represents that if the line were drawn at nonjailable traffic offenses, her proposed limitation should be qualified by a proviso authorizing warrantless arrests where necessary for enforcement of the traffic laws or when [an] offense would otherwise continue and pose a danger to others on the road.
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 Misdemeanor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
MISDEMEANOR cases are those misdemeanor offenses that do not involve traffic offenses (with a few exceptions) as well as any case involving a jury trial in the State Court.
A misdemeanor case is first scheduled for an arraignment hearing.
All misdemeanor and traffic dispositions are reported to the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) that are required to be reported in compliance with Georgia Law.
www.cobbstatecourtclerk.com /misdemea.htm   (355 words)

 TCS: Tech Central Station - Misdemeanor Nation vs. Felony Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In Misdemeanor Nation, we are told that criminals should not be held accountable indefinitely for their youthful indiscretions and one-time-only lapses in judgment.
In Misdemeanor Nation, the universal franchise is based on the belief that all people are basically good and fit for participation in a free society.
Those in Misdemeanor Nation claim that the vote is different than gun ownership.
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 Amazon.com: Books: The Cradle Robbers: Misdemeanor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Misdemeanor keeps in theme with the series by chronologing an older woman’s affection for a younger man. As the story unfolds reader are drawn into the unapologetic reasoning that makes stories like this a delight and a much-needed treat.
MISDEMEANOR is not only the story of two Christians, their path to love and the detours they take to get there, but it also shows the impact that God can have in your life when you're ready to receive Him and the blessings He's prepared to bestow upon you.
MISDEMEANOR opens with an introduction to eight-year-old Malena Dawson after the death of her beloved father.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0971814864?v=glance   (2101 words)

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