46.3102 Classes of crimes.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 46.3102]

(a) An offense defined by this title or by any other statute of this Territory for which a sentence of death or imprisonment is authorized, constitutes a "crime". Crimes are classified as felonies and misdemeanors.

(b) A crime is a "felony" if it is so designated or if persons convicted of it may be sentenced to death or imprisonment for a term which is in excess of one year.

(c) A crime is a "misdemeanor" if it is so designated or if persons convicted of it may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of which the maximum is one year or less.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.

Research Guide: MCC 556 016, 15 ASC 1.