statutory offence

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The new statutory offences affray and violent disorder replaces the common law offences of rout, riot and affray in the Crimes Act 1958.
In the Theft Act 1968 (UK) c 60 ('Theft Act'), England and Wales replaced the common law offence of larceny (1) and a large number of separate statutory extensions of larceny with one compendious statutory offence of theft.
At the moment the limitation of the eight or so statutory offences, principally under the theft acts, means that cases can be brought only in situations where the facts can be fitted into the wording of these sometimes arcane offences, such as procuring the execution of a valuable security by deception or obtaining property by deception," she says.
The burgeoning expense of self assessment could well be one of the triggers behind the government's current crackdown on income tax evasion, which becomes a statutory offence from January 1, 2001, and carries a maximum jail sentence of seven years.
A hate crime is committed if a person commits any recognised offence, that is a common law or statutory offence (referred to as the base crime or offence) and the commission of that offence is motivated by unlawful bias, prejudice or intolerance.
The draft bill, which would make road deaths caused by accidents a statutory offence does not have a set figure on an alcohol limit or what kinds of drugs could be permitted.
The attorney-general also proposed making child molestation a statutory offence, with tougher sentences.
We want to see stalking being made a statutory offence instead of being part of a breach of the peace.
The Grabiner report, the Informal Economy, was produced last year and advocated that fraudulent evasion of income tax should become a statutory offence to be tried before a magistrate.
Calls for there to be a statutory offence of manslaughter have been growing for some time with the Government pledging, when in opposition, that it would introduce a new crime of corporate killing.
Gary Withey, David Grier, David Whitehouse, Paul Clark and Ahmad are also accused of statutory offences under the Companies Act 2006 and the Criminal Justice and Licencing (Scotland) Act 2010.
Military tribunals are tribunals of exception, that is to say tribunals that derogate from the penal system usually in place for the prosecution of civilian offenders charged with Criminal Code of Canada or statutory offences.
The justification for strict liability in regards to statutory offences seems to also be applicable to the WADC.
To achieve this objective, the legislation repealed certain outdated common law crimes such as rape and indecent assault and replaced them with new, extended statutory offences.