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.
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.
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