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What would you refer to as a misdemeanor in terms of a minor offense?
Last edited by ostap77; 01-Mar-2011 at 13:31.
No, don't make that assumption. Indecent carries connotations other than simply "bad."
Minor crimes are misdemeanors.
Major crimes are felonies.
If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you may have to pay a fine or do some community service, or get nothing at all except probation, which means that if you don't get into any more trouble, after a time specified by the judge, you're free.You probably will not go to jail, or if you do, it will be for a shorter time.
Misdemeanors may include shoplifting (stealing items of lower value), disorderly conduct, public fighting, or trespassing.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.