New York Misdemeanor Crimes: FAQ
In New York, misdemeanor crimes are classified as either A, B or unclassified. The respective penalties for these misdemeanors relate to the classification of the misdemeanor crime. The sentence for an A misdemeanor in New York can include up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $1,000, probation for two or three years, and/or a conditional discharge which can include the requirement to abide by certain conditions such as an Order of Protection or not being re-arrested.
The sentence for a B misdemeanor in New York can include up to 90 days in jail, a fine of up to $500, probation for one year, and/or a conditional discharge.
The sentence for an unclassified misdemeanor, such as VTL 511(1)(a), driving with a suspended license, varies by the particular offense, but typically includes the possibility of some amount of jail time of one year or less, a fine, and/or a conditional discharge.
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