In criminal cases people often ask, “How much time am I facing in jail?” or “What kind of fine will I have to pay?” These are both very reasonable questions.
|CRIMINAL CHARGE CLASS||MAXIMUM JAIL/PRISON||MAXIMUM FINE|
|CLASS A FELONY||20 years of prison||$375,000|
|CLASS B FELONY||10 years of prison||$250,000|
|CLASS C FELONY||5 years of prison||$125,000|
|CLASS A MISDEMEANOR||1 year of jail||$6,250|
|CLASS B MISDEMEANOR||6 months of jail||$2,500|
|CLASS C MISDEMEANOR||30 days of jail||$1,250|
Some crimes, such as murder and aggravated murder carry prison sentences that can exceed the maximums listed above and fines that may exceed the maximums above. Additionally, depending on a person’s criminal history, some convictions, such as crimes involving repeat property offenders or repeat sex offenders, may exceed the maximums listed above.