a violation of the law
a criminal act [nor shall any person be subject for the same to be twice put in jeopardy "U.S. Constitution
amend. V"] see also lesser included offense
in the civil law of Louisiana
an intentional unlawful act that causes damage to another and for which the law imposes an obligation for damages compare quasi contract
NOTE: Breach of contract, offenses, quasi-offenses, and quasi contracts are the bases for civil liability under the civil law. Offenses and quasi-offenses are comparable to common-law torts.