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Sentencing Misdemeanors

Misdemeanor Crimes

Misdemeanors are crimes that are punishable by up to one year in jail and are heard in County Court, unless charged along with a felony. Misdemeanors are serious crimes than a felony. Misdemeanors are designated as either first degree or second-degree misdemeanor.

Second Degree Misdemeanor

A second-degree misdemeanor is a crime punishable by no more than sixty days in jail, six months of probation, and a $500 fine.

First Degree Misdemeanor

A first-degree misdemeanor is a crime punishable by no more than one year in jail, one-year probation, and a $1,000 fine.

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