misdemeanor misdemeanor  /ˌmɪs də ˈmi nər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a crime less serious than a felony

Usage(s):

  1. Williams was found guilty of one felony count of mayhem and several misdemeanor counts in the beating of Reginald Denny during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
  2. Instead, he was convicted of simple assault, a misdemeanor, and freed after his trial for time served.
  3. In Ohio, no criminal record is kept of a minor misdemeanor, that is, possession of less than 100 grams.

News

  1. DA: Brockovich to face misdemeanor boat DUI charge

    DA: Brockovich to face misdemeanor boat DUI charge Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 2:42 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Environmental activist and movie namesake Erin Brockovich will face a misdemeanor charge of operating a boat while intoxicated at Lake Mead ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  2. Virginia Tech’s Michael Holmes found guilty on misdemeanor assault charge

    Running back Michael Holmes had felony charge against him dropped, found guilty of misdemeanor.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  3. Officer charged with misdemeanor assault to enter plea agreement

    A Grand Island police officer charged with misdemeanor assault after a fight while he was off duty is scheduled to enter a plea in July.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

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Quotes

  1. "Mark Bell will serve jail time following the 2007-08 season after pleading to felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from an alcohol-related automobile accident that caused an injury. He also left the scene of the accident. Such conduct is a...
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Gary Bettman Source: hockeyfights.com

  2. "Even if it is true they didn't commit a crime, it would be appropriate to make what they did a misdemeanor so that in the future, those who violate the Civil Service laws cannot escape unscathed," Mr. Schumer said.
    on Aug 12, 2008 By: Charles Schumer Source: New York Times

  3. "We're not talking about a misdemeanor," attorney Jeffrey Douglas told the website. "You don't have to know what the definition of the law is; all you have to do is knowingly distribute the photograph."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Jeff Douglas Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

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