These are offenses for which the penalties imposed are light or less serious. That is, it can be defined as those actions or omissions that are not considered with such seriousness as to impose a greater sanction.
In this sense, it is important to emphasize that these types of crimes have minor penalties , however they are still considered crimes, so when a person commits them, they become part of their criminal record.
Examples of minor offenses
- Theft crimes
- Damage crimes
- Misappropriation crimes
- Crime of fraud
- Crime of coercion
- Threat crimes
- Injury crimes
- Raiding the domicile of persons of a legal nature
- Improper use of motor vehicle
- Abandonment of animals
- Failure to provide relief
- Serious insults
- Non-violent occupation of real estate
- Reckless damages
- Causing another person to death by less serious recklessness
- Mild crime of mistreatment of work
- Misdemeanor for illegal detention
- Crime of stealing one’s own property
- Crime for usurpation of property
- Unfair administration crime
Characteristics of minor offenses
- All minor offenses are grounds for a criminal record for the person who commits it.
- A minor crime is not a cause of deprivation of liberty , except for the exceptions set forth by law
- The prescription of these crimes varies depending on the country from which it is applied, however, its time is approximately 1 year.
Penalties applicable to minor offenses
- Prohibition of approaching the victim or relatives of the victim for an average of 1 to 6 months.
- Fines on average of up to 3 months.
- Disqualification for the exercise of profession, work, trade or trade in a period between 3 months to 1 year
- Deprived of the right to carry weapons.
- Community work for a period of 1 to 30 days.
- Tracking and permanent location from 1 day to 3 months
- Deprivative of the right to attend specific places dictated by the judge.