Lesser Related Offenses

Posted by Chris Morales on Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 02:51 PM

Some crimes are related to, but not included within, other crimes. This distinction may be significant when it comes time for jury instructions.

“Lesser related offense” is a criminal law term for a crime that’s less serious than, but in some way similar to, another crime. There is a subtle, but important, difference between lesser related offenses, and lesser included offenses.