Ranges of Punishment for Criminal Offenses

Felony and Misdemeanor Classifications

Depending on which criminal offense has been charged, the criminal charge will fall under one of the following classifications. The range of punishment varies quite a bit depending on the severity of the offense. In addition to these standard ranges of punishment, Missouri law also provides for “enhancement” of punishment in a number of different scenarios. These typically involve instances where the defendant has previously been convicted or plead guilty to other crimes.

MISSOURI FELONY CHARGES

Class A Felony
10 to 30 years, or life imprisonment
Class B Felony
5 to 15 years imprisonment
Class C Felony
3 to 10 years imprisonment, and/or up to $10,000 fine
Class D Felony
Up to 7 years imprisonment, and/or up to $10,000 fine
Class E Felony
Up to 4 years imprisonment, and/or up to $10,000 fine

MISSOURI MISDEMEANOR CHARGES

Class A Misdemeanor
Up to 1 year in jail, and/or up to $2,000 fine
Class B Misdemeanor
Up to 6 months in jail, and/or up to $1,000 fine
Class C Misdemeanor
Up to 15 days in jail, and/or up to $750 fine
Class D Misdemeanor
Up to $500 fine (no incarceration)

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