Legislative change to misdemeanor punishments
By Circuit Judge R. Brent Elliott
Articles of the last few months focused on recent Legislative changes to felonies. This month we will shift to Legislative changes to misdemeanors.
The current classification and penalties for misdemeanors are:
- Class A misdemeanors; punishable by up to one year in the county jail and/or a fine up to $1.000, and
- Class B misdemeanors; punishable by up to six