Petit crime

Petit crime – this legal phrase is part of the Criminal Law where it is used to describe small, non-important crime, which leads to small damages for the society. It usually leads to ending the criminal conviction before going to court and releasing of the convicted person without criminal punishment (somewhere only charging him with a fine to avoid performing the petit crime again). For example, if you steal a bread from the store, while the minimum value of the stolen item according to the local legislation would be a 100 Euro. See also “petit larceny”.

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