Daris Jackson, Bronx
Legal Research General Research - Research New York & Federal CRIMINAL JUSTICE New York City Criminal Court Arraignments Information Information in this web site will help you put the name of the crime to a penal law section number you may have heard; help you find the penal law section number of the name of the crime; help you get a sense of the seriousness of the crime by the offense level; help you to get a very general sense of the potential sentences or punishments for the crime charged.
A misdemeanor is the less serious crime. It is higher than a violation. Misdemeanors are divided into two classes: "A" and "B." The maximum terms of imprisonment are one year in county jail for an "A" misdemeanor and three months in jail for a "B" misdemeanor.