Lesser-Included Offense Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Lesser-Included Offense, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Lesser-Included Offense?

(n) Lesser-Included Offence are the higher degree crimes which are pleaded as lower degree crime, buy taking the cover of the situation. Eg. In a charge for driving recklessly under the influence of alcohol, the defended pleads to charge him just for careless driving because he was not intoxicated beyond the legal limit.