Misdemeanors

A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by a year or less in the county jail or county probation.  They are resolved in County Court and there are two levels: first degree misdemeanors and second degree misdemeanors.

  1. A first degree misdemeanor is a crime punishable by up to a year in the county jail or a year of probation – or any combination of the two so long as the term does not exceed one year – and a maximum fine of $1,000.00.

  2. A second degree misdemeanor is a crime punishable by up to 60 days in the county jail or 6 months of probation and a maximum fine of $500.00.