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English translation: misdemeanours/petty offences

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16:26 Mar 6, 2007
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / decision
Italian term or phrase: reati contravvenzionali
does anybody know what type of crimes this refers to specifically? Another translator suggested "petty crimes" for example. In this document it refers to company x paying company y "bonuses" etc. for using their products.
Liza Tripp
Local time: 19:02
English translation:misdemeanours/petty offences
Explanation:
Art. 39 Reato: distinzione fra delitti e contravvenzioni
I reati si distinguono in delitti e contravvenzioni, secondo la diversa specie delle pene per essi rispettivamente stabilite da questo codice.

Namely, "contravvenzioni" are punished by "arresto e ammenda" (and "supplementary" punishment), but not incarceration, and are a "less serious" class of offence.
It would be a bit time-consuming to provide a full list of "contravvenzioni" (the entire third volume of the Italian Penal Code is dedicated to this task)!
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Michael Pawlik
Italy
Local time: 01:02
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i'm going with petty offences i think - thanks so much for the excelent explanation!
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4 +2misdemeanours/petty offences
Michael Pawlik


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misdemeanours/petty offences


Explanation:
Art. 39 Reato: distinzione fra delitti e contravvenzioni
I reati si distinguono in delitti e contravvenzioni, secondo la diversa specie delle pene per essi rispettivamente stabilite da questo codice.

Namely, "contravvenzioni" are punished by "arresto e ammenda" (and "supplementary" punishment), but not incarceration, and are a "less serious" class of offence.
It would be a bit time-consuming to provide a full list of "contravvenzioni" (the entire third volume of the Italian Penal Code is dedicated to this task)!

Michael Pawlik
Italy
Local time: 01:02
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 158
Grading comment
i'm going with petty offences i think - thanks so much for the excelent explanation!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Patricia Crotty: De Franchis also gives non-arrestable offence or technical offence, but for a US audience I think misdemeanour is best
33 mins
  -> Thank you for the agree, Patricia. I wonder about the "non-arrestable" bit given that "arresto" is one of the two punishments indicated.

agree  potra: yes
3 hrs
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