Misdemeanor Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Misdemeanor?

(n) Misdemeanor is the lower degree crimes like petty theft, simple assaults, driving with alcohol, traffic violations, public nuisance etc, which dose not warranty severe action and punishments but are dealt with fine and punishment for smaller term.