Misdemeanours in Europe

Felonies and Misdemeanours in Germany

Provisions relating to felonies and misdemeanours in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter One the Criminal Lawunder the Second Title, Terminology,” located in Section 12 Felonies and misdemeanours, which reads: (1) Felonies are unlawful acts punishable by a minimum sentence of one years imprisonment. (2) Misdemeanours are unlawful acts punishable by a lesser minimum term of imprisonment or by fine. (3) Aggravations or mitigations provided for under the provisions of the General Part, or under especially serious or less serious cases in the Special Part, shall be irrelevant to this classification.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to felonies and misdemeanours is current as of 2010

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