criminal offense

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n criminal offense (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act "a long record of crimes"
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Usage

In literature:

But if stuffing an order was a criminal offense I'll bet your swell traveling man would be doing a life term.
"Buttered Side Down" by Edna Ferber
Is it a criminal offense to be accessible to the amiable weakness of love?
"The Lock And Key Library" by Various
It might be further extended to the superintendence of all criminal proceedings for offenses against the United States.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents," by Edited by James D. Richardson
One can trace many immoralities, from slight breaches of manners to grave criminal offenses, to a simple lack of imagination.
"The Reconstructed School" by Francis B. Pearson
But even this was regarded as a criminal offense, and proceedings were instituted against every signer.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
I believe it is called embezzling, and is a criminal offense.
"The Boy from the Ranch" by Frank V. Webster
Besides, I am held for a criminal offense, and I must live inside the walls... jailed for good.
"Luna Benamor" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
All penal and criminal laws against offenses by slaves or free negroes to continue in force except as specially repealed.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
The German Criminal Code makes also the lodging of a prostitute a penal offense.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Every member shall be entitled to a fair trial for any offense involving reprimand or criminal punishment.
"Ku Klux Klan" by J. C. Lester
It was a criminal offense to cut down any such.
"The Story of American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Stealing goods from a town store would be a criminal offense and provoke righteous indignation.
"Swamp Cat" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
Any marriage within the Levitical degrees is a criminal offense.
"Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World" by Hyacinthe Ringrose
It would be a criminal offense.
"The Son of his Father" by Ridgwell Cullum
He prefers noted criminal cases and neglects these, which he regards as trivial offenses.
"Hunting in Many Lands" by Various
It's a criminal offense to order a meal, eat it, and not pay for it.
"Ned Wilding's Disappearance" by Allen Chapman
Besides I am held for a criminal offense, and I must live inside the walls ... jailed for good.
"The Last Lion and Other Tales" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Criminal proceedings under the copyright act may not be brought after three years from the commission of the offense.
"Copyright: Its History and Its Law" by Richard Rogers Bowker
The questions of first or of repeated offense, of prior criminality or good behavior, enter in.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
Their jurisdiction extended to civil matters of small importance and to petty criminal offenses.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler
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In news:

Bigamy is defined as the criminal offense of marrying one person while still legally married to another.
This interactive webinar examined the intricacies of crafting criminal law from defining the crime and aspects that contribute to the degree of the offense, to outlining penalties and mitigating factors.
Interest-rate manipulation should be a criminal offense .
BRUSSELS (AP) – The European Union proposed Wednesday to make manipulating key global interest rates a criminal offense .
Open Container Shifted Back To Criminal Offense .
Last week Chief Bernadette DiPino requested the City Council consider changing an open container violation from a municipal infraction to a misdemeanor criminal offense with no discussion.
Trolling, a criminal offense in Arizona.
One of the victims, criminal defense attorney Stephen L Prevas (a brother of Baltimore Circuit Court Judge John N Prevas), rues that the poker-game heist chalked up a host of offenses on the city's violent-crime tables.
Criminal offenses on the rise in Genesee County suburbs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says criminals who were arrested but not yet sentenced for crack cocaine offenses should be able to take advantage of newly reduced sentences.
Various offenses committed at different times and in different counties do not constitute a single episode of criminal conduct for sentencing purposes, the Indiana Supreme Court has reinforced this week.
Improper road kill management a criminal offense.
According to the feds, 6,222 criminal incidents involving 7,254 offenses were reported in 2011 as a result of bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or physical or mental disability.
The International Criminal Court rejected a Palestinian demand for a war crimes tribunal to investigate the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip in 2008.
That's the message the state's top lawyer has delivered to international poll monitors who plan to observe voting on Election Day, tweeting "BRING IT" after the group took offense at being threatened with criminal charges.
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