Offence

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Legal ContextPlay
Used in a legal setting to describe various crimes, from small to large. SlideParking illegally is a minor offence.
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Criminal RecordPlay
Can affect a person's criminal record, with potential long-term consequences. SlideA conviction for a drug offence can hinder employment opportunities.
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Severity LevelsPlay
Offences vary in severity, which affects the punishment, like fines or imprisonment. SlideA felony offence generally leads to more severe penalties than a misdemeanor.