lesser-included offense - definition

Create account
Where to search:
Thesaurus


Dictionaries » Dictionary of Law » L »

lesser-included offense - definition



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
(Non-alphabetical character)


lesser-included offense


n. in criminal law, a crime which is proved by the same facts as a more serious crime. Example: Ignatz "Itchy" Fingers is charged with armed robbery, but the prosecution fails to prove Itchy used his pistol since the victims do not recall the gun, but does prove he took the jewels. Thus, he is convicted of larceny, which is a lesser form of theft and he will receive a lighter sentence. A common example is the so-called "wet reckless," which is the crime of driving recklessly after some drinking, but not necessarily while drunk. In plea bargains for first offenders in close cases the driver may plead guilty or "no contest" to this lesser-included offense instead of drunk driving, which carries a more severe penalty, including jail time. See also: plea bargain



Permanent link to this page: http://www.diclib.com/cgi-bin/d1.cgi?l=en&base=en_law&page=showid&id=1334


Learn foreign languages chatting with us!

  • francisco, 17
    Ecuador, Zapotillo
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    francisco
  • Salkynai, 29
    Kazakhstan, Almaty
    Native language: Russian
    Foreign language: English
    Salkynai
  • el lider, 24
    Venezuela, Caracas
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    soy un buen hombre y me gusta chatear com amigos y persone desconocida
    el lider
  • Ming, 52
    Spain, Barcelona
    Native language: Spanish, Catalan
    Foreign language: English
    Ming
  • andreina urbina, 16
    Venezuela, Caracas
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    andreina u...
  • Esperanza
    China, Beijing
    Native language: Chinese Simplified
    Foreign language: English, Spanish
    Esperanza
  • Susana Silva, 58
    Ecuador, Quito
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Odontóloga, deseo aprender inglés, soy ecuatoriana . Realmente tengo un nivel de Inglés muy básico. Saludos, Susana
    Susana Sil...
  • Jluis, 27
    Peru, Trujilo
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    Hola tengo una gran hobbie por la lectura y además un especial interés por el idioma ingles, espero conocer a muchas personas .........
    Jluis
  • Nahumi, 28
    Peru, Lima
    Native language: Spanish
    Nahumi
  • CLAUDIA, 21
    Ecuador, El Oro
    Native language: English, French
    Foreign language: English, Portuguese
    CLAUDIA
  • angelica valeska, 46
    Honduras, Tegucigalpa
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    angelica v...
  • NATHACHA, 16
    Venezuela, Caracas
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    NATHACHA
  • richie, 37
    China, Beijing
    Native language: Chinese Traditional
    Foreign language: English
    richie
  • brian rojas, 18
    Argentina, Buenos Aires
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    brian roja...
  • Rayna
    Bulgaria, Sofia
    Native language: Bulgarian
    Foreign language: Spanish
    Vivo en Sofia . Trabajo en Galeria de arte & quot; Maestro& quot; gallerymaestro. com
    Rayna
  • Gehad, 26
    Egypt, Cairo
    Native language: , English
    Foreign language: French, German, Spanish
    I translate news, I work with children at risk, I read, I write, I walk and I climb trees.
    Gehad
  • odeney001, 26
    Ecuador, Guayaquil
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    odeney001
  • angie, 19
    Colombia, Monteria
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    angie
  • walter moises, 18
    Peru, Lima
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: English
    walter moi...
  • Nathasky Tigrero, 16
    Ecuador, Guayaquil
    Native language: Spanish
    Foreign language: Spanish
    Nathasky T...