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In Utah, although a misdemeanor is an offense lower than a felony, it can be punished with a fine up to $2,500 in addition to a maximimum year in county jail.  Utah Misdemeanors include 3 categories:

  • Class A: Negligent homicide, DUI with injury, theft, assault on a police officer, criminal mischief, and possession of marijuana (more than one ounce, less than 16 ounces).
  • Class B: Assault, resisting arrest, DUI, reckless driving, possession of marijuana under one ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting (under $300), trespass of a dwelling, public nuisance, concealed weapon, and many traffic offenses.
  • Class C: Public intoxication, no valid license, and driving on a suspended license.

Utah Misdemeanor Term of Imprisonment

Utah Title 76 Chapter 3 Section 204  Misdemeanor conviction — Term of imprisonment.

A person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor may be sentenced to imprisonment as follows:

(1)  In the case of a class A misdemeanor, for a term not exceeding one year;

(2)  In the case of a class B misdemeanor, for a term not exceeding six months;

(3)  In the case of a class C misdemeanor, for a term not exceeding 90 days.

Utah Misdemeanor Fines of Persons

Utah Title 76 Chapter 3 Section 301.   Fines of persons.

(1)  A person convicted of an offense may be sentenced to pay a fine, not exceeding:

(a)  $10,000 for a felony conviction of the first degree or second degree;

(b)  $5,000 for a felony conviction of the third degree;

(c)  $2,500 for a class A misdemeanor conviction;

(d)  $1,000 for a class B misdemeanor conviction;

(e)  $750 for a class C misdemeanor conviction or infraction conviction; and

(f)  any greater amounts specifically authorized by statute.

(2)  This section does not apply to a corporation, association, partnership, government, or governmental instrumentality.

See “Salt Lake City Utah Criminal Defense Attorney Ryan Holtan Wins Dismissal of Class A Misdemeanor Assault Charges“.

Contact a Utah Misdemeanor Attorney

If you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor, contact a Utah Misdemeanor Lawyer at Pearson, Butler & Carson, PLLC, to discuss options.  Our Utah criminal attorney team offers free initial consultations at (801) 495-4104.