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mis duh mee ner

  • n  a crime less serious than a felony

  • If passed, the state will become the first to make the corporal punishment of infants and toddlers a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine along .
  • 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.
  • Instead, he was convicted of simple assault, a misdemeanor, and freed after his trial for time served.
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  • Charles Schumer in New York Times
    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... Gary Bettman http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Bettman&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE3iUce-YXVACRSkm0IWwX_w9ssmA hockeyfights.com http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.hockeyfights.com/news/82620&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFSU3KIlePmJX_IzuWLjRtQQR1kow Sep 12, 2007 64087 85415 misdemeanor 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.
  • Jeff Douglas in Los Angeles Times (blog)
    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."

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