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misdemeanor

A lesser crime than a felony, usually punishable by fines, imprisonment, penalty, or forfeiture.
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The felony criminal mischief charge has been reduced to just a misdemeanour after the supposed value of the phone went from $1,000 to "between $200 and $1,000".
Suspects, who involve in particular misdemeanours, can start obtaining an electronic bail without having to keep their passports or those of their guarantors in the possession of the Dubai Public Prosecution as per the 'Smart Bail' initiative, Prosecutor General Ali Humaid Bin Khatem told Gulf News on Monday.
The list of misdemeanours is limited to certain minor offences including bounced cheques [up to Dh200,000], failing to pay for food, car rent or room rent [up to Dh50,000], defamation and cursing [excluding government sector employees], attempted suicide and disturbing victims through the use of telecommunication systems.
Being dissatisfied with the ruling, the suspect approached the misdemeanour court of appeal which released him based on another appeal in a ruling in a separate case related to the same dud cheque.
The Raml Misdemeanour Court sentenced 41 defendants to seven years of hard labour and seven years of probation following their release; they were arrested during clashes which took place on 6 October.
However, the misdemeanours court acquitted the Emirati of the charges of being violent and using force to resist police orders when officers told him to get out of the courtroom.
New Delhi [India], Jan 15 ( ANI ): Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev on Tuesday ordered compulsory retirement of a Deputy Superintendent of Tihar Jail for alleged misdemeanour.
According to the same Article, a court can instantly deport a suspect in a misdemeanour crime instead of a jail sentence.
She was fined USD1 for each misdemeanour count, and is also required to pay court costs of about USD130, The Associated Press reported.
Washington, May 08 (ANI): Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland has been charged with misdemeanour assault after allegedly headbutting a fashion designer in a Manhattan nightclub.
A 76-year-old chef from Hong Kong faces a misdemeanour charge for trying to board a United Airlines flight with two meat cleavers in his carry-on bag.
MISDEMEANOUR: The former Welsh Secretary went for a "walk" on Clapham Common in the dead of night.