What is the penalty for a misdemeanor?
The penalties for misdemeanors are as follows:
  • Class 1 misdemeanor: Confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both
  • Class 2 misdemeanor: Confinement in jail for not more than six months and a fine of not more than $1,000, either or both
  • Class 3 misdemeanor: A fine of not more than $500
  • Class 4 misdemeanor: A fine of not more than $250

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1. What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
2. What is the penalty for a misdemeanor?
3. How can I contact the prosecutor assigned to my case?
4. How can I get restitution for my loss?
5. Do I have to testify at a trial if I don't want to?
6. What happens at an arraignment?
7. If I am charged with a crime, how can I get an attorney if I can't afford to hire one?
8. What if I can't pay my entire fine at once?