arrestable offence

arrestable offence
in English criminal law an offence for which the sentence is fixed by law or for which the sentence is five years' imprisonment. The significance is that any person may arrest anyone committing such an offence or anyone whom he reasonably suspects to be committing such an offence without a warrant. There is a category of serious arrestable offences that includes treason, murder and manslaughter (See homicide), rape and specified offences such as causing death by reckless driving. There is a general provision that makes an arrestable offence a serious arrestable offence if it involves serious harm to state security, serious injury or death.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Arrestable offence — is an obsolete term in English and Welsh law. It was created by the Criminal Law Act 1967 to replace felony. The original legislation was replaced and amended by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, which itself was significantly amended to …   Wikipedia

  • arrestable offence — arˌrestable ofˈfence 7 [arrestable offence] noun (law) an offence for which sb can be arrested without a ↑warrant from a judge …   Useful english dictionary

  • arrestable offence — noun Law, Brit. an offence for which there is a fixed mandatory penalty or which carries a sentence of at least five years imprisonment …   English new terms dictionary

  • serious arrestable offence — See arrestable offence. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • arrestable — [[t]əre̱stəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n An arrestable offence is an offence that you can be arrested for. Possession of cannabis will no longer be an arrestable offence …   English dictionary

  • arrestable — adjective For which one can be arrested (taken into police custody). Playing music too loud isnt an arrestable offence …   Wiktionary

  • offence */*/*/ — UK [əˈfens] / US noun Word forms offence : singular offence plural offences 1) [countable] a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment motoring/firearms/public order offences criminal offence: Killing these animals is a criminal… …   English dictionary

  • offence — (BrE) (AmE offense) noun 1 illegal act ADJECTIVE ▪ grave, heinous, major, serious ▪ lesser, minor, petty, trivial …   Collocations dictionary

  • arrestable — adj. Arrestable is used with these nouns: ↑offence …   Collocations dictionary

  • arrestable — adj. 1 susceptible of arrest. 2 Law (esp. of an offence) such that the offender may be arrested without a warrant …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”