substantive offense – a crime that is complete in itself and not dependent on another crime for one of its elements

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substantive offense:
(18c)

1. A crime that is complete in itself and is not dependent on another crime for one of its elements. — aka substantive crime; substantive felony. [1]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

 

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