Criminal offenses that are punishable with death or confinement in the penitentiary are felonies; all other offenses are misdemeanors.
Felonies are categorized by the maximum punishment that can be imposed.
Most felonies can be classified using the following list:
** The Court may impose both imprisonment and a fine or imprisonment only.
Misdemeanor offenses have been assigned a class designation according to the maximum punishment that can be imposed.
Most misdemeanors can be classified using the following list:
The above information came from the Code Index Reference Guide to Criminal and Traffic Sections
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