Misdemeanors in Wyoming are crimes punishable by less than one year in jail. More serious crimes (felonies) are punishable by incarceration in state prison for one year or more.
For more information on felonies in Wyoming, see Wyoming Felony Crimes by Class and Sentences.
Unless otherwise specified in the criminal statute, misdemeanors in Wyoming are punishable by:
- up to six months in jail
- a fine of up to $750, or
(Wyo. Stat. § 6-10-103.)
For example, a first conviction for simple battery (causing injury) against a family member in Wyoming is punishable by up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $750, or both. For more information, see Wyoming Domestic Violence Laws.
A conviction for prostitution in Wyoming is also subject to the same punishment. For more information on prostitution and related crimes, see Prostitution, Pimping, and Pandering Laws in Wyoming.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations is a time limit, after which the state can no longer begin criminal prosecution. The statute of limitations begins to “run” when the crime is committed. Wyoming is one of two states that have no statutes of limitations. The state of Wyoming may begin prosecution of a crime at any time after it is committed.
For more information, see Wyoming Criminal Statute of Limitations.
The Value of Legal Assistance
Being convicted of any crime, even a misdemeanor, can impact your life in a very negative way. If you are accused of committing a crime, no matter what the charges, you should contact a local criminal defense attorney in Wyoming. An experienced attorney can tell you what to expect in court and how to best protect your rights.