Definition of summary offence in English:
An offence within the scope of a summary court.
- The court deals with summary offences and some minor indictable offences such as shop lifting, property damage and even assault causing bodily harm.
- Those offences considered least serious are summary offences, triable only in the magistrates' courts.
- Thus, if the jury acquit the accused of the more serious indictable offence, they may still convict of the summary offence.
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