Utah Misdemeanor Crimes by Class and Sentences

Misdemeanors in Utah are punishable by up to one year in county or local jail, and are designated as class A, B, or C.

Misdemeanors in Utah are punishable by up to one year in county or local jail, and are designated as class A, B, or C. (Utah Code Ann. § 76-3-104.)

Felonies (more serious crimes) are punishable by incarceration in state prison.

For more information on felonies in Utah, see  Utah Felony Crimes by Class and Sentences.

Class A Misdemeanors

A class A misdemeanor is the most serious type of misdemeanor in Utah, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. (Utah Code Ann. § § 76-3-204, 76-3-301.)

Theft of services or property worth between $500 and $1,500 is a class A misdemeanor.  For more information on theft penalties, see  Utah Petty Theft and Other Theft Laws.

Class B Misdemeanors

Under Utah’s laws, class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. (Utah Code Ann. § § 76-3-204, 76-3-301.)

For example, possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is a class B misdemeanor in Utah.  For more information, see  Utah Marijuana Laws.

Class C Misdemeanors

A conviction in Utah for a class C misdemeanor can result in up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $750. Class C misdemeanors are the least serious crimes under Utah’s laws. (Utah Code Ann. § § 76-3-204, 76-3-301.)

Public intoxication is a class C misdemeanor.  For more information, see  Utah Public Intoxication Laws.

Statute of Limitations

A statute of limitations is a time period, set by lawmakers, during which the state must begin criminal prosecution. The statute of limitations begins to “run” when the crime is committed. Most misdemeanors in Utah have a statute of limitations of two years.

For more information, see  Utah Criminal Statute of Limitations.

Obtaining Legal Advice and Representation

Any criminal conviction, even a misdemeanor conviction, can have serious consequences, which can last long after the defendant has served a jail sentence or paid a fine. If you are charged with any crime, you should contact a local criminal defense attorney in Utah. An attorney can tell you how your case is likely to fare in court and how to best protect your rights.

Talk to a Lawyer

Start here to find criminal defense lawyers near you.

How it Works

  1. Briefly tell us about your case
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Choose attorneys to contact you
DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS

Talk to a Defense attorney

We've helped 95 clients find attorneys today.

How It Works

  1. Briefly tell us about your case
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Choose attorneys to contact you