NYS Penal Law

Penal Law Criminal Code

A comprehensive on-line digest of NY's penal code


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NY Penal Law Level of Criminal Offenses

Level of Penal Law Offenses

Class A-I Felonies

A-I Felony

Class B Felonies

B Felony

Class C Felonies

C Felony

Class D Felonies

D Felony

Class E Felonies

E Felony

Class A Misdemeanors

A Misdemeanor

Class Violations

Violations

Class A-II Felonies

A-II Felony

Class B Violent Felonies

B Violent Felony

Class C Violent Felonies

C Violent Felony

Class D Violent Felonies

D Violent Felony

Class E Violent Felonies

E Violent Felony

Class B Misdemeanors

B Misdemeanor

Felony Sentencing Guide

Sentencing Guide


"Felony" means an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of one year may be imposed.
"Misdemeanor" means an offense, other than a "traffic infraction," for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of fifteen days may be imposed, but for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of one year cannot be imposed.
"Violation" means an offense, other than a "traffic infraction," for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of fifteen days cannot be imposed.
"Traffic Infraction" means any offense defined as "traffic infraction" by section one hundred fifty-five of the vehicle and traffic law.

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