Misdemeanors involve crimes that may result in a sentence of imprisonment of between 15 days and one year. These offenses are more serious than violations.
Misdemeanors are grouped into two classes.
- Class A misdemeanors (most serious) are punishable by up to one year in jail and three years of probation.
- Some common Class A Misdemeanor offenses are stalking, petit larceny, criminal trespass, and reckless endangerment.
- Class B offenses (less serious) are punishable by up to three months of imprisonment and one year of probation.
- Some common Class B Misdemeanor offenses are prostitution, harassment, loitering, public lewdness, and possession of small amounts of marijuana.