Definition of arrestable offence in English:

arrestable offence

Line breaks: ar¦rest|able of|fence
Pronunciation: /əˈrɛstəb(ə)l
 
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noun

Law , British
  • An offence for which there is a fixed mandatory penalty or which carries a sentence of at least five years' imprisonment (e.g. theft).
    More example sentences
    • He pressed for legislation making it an arrestable offence to carry an imitation gun or air weapon in public.
    • Other measures put forward for public consultation include making common assault an arrestable offence and breaches of non-molestation orders a criminal offence.
    • Breaching the banning order is an arrestable offence carrying a possible six-month jail sentence and a £5,000 fine.

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