utah-misdemeanor-attorney-david-laurence-altman-st-george-misdemeanor-lawyer_1A misdemeanor is an offense lower than a felony which can be punished with a county jail term of up to one year and/or a fine. Many city and county ordinances and some state laws are misdemeanors. There are three categories of misdemeanors.

Class A

Up to one year in jail

Fine of up to $2,500

Negligent homicide
DUI with injury
Assault on a police officer
Criminal Mischief
Possession of marijuana (more than 1 oz, less than 16 oz)

Class B

Up to six months in jail

Fine of up to $1,000

Resisting arrest
Reckless driving
Possession of marijuana (under 1 oz)
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Shoplifting (under $300)
Trespass of a dwelling
Public nuisance
Concealed weapon
Many traffic offenses

Class C

Up to 90 days in jail

Fine of up to $750

Public Intoxication
No Valid License
Driving with suspended license

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