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Classes of offenses under United States federal law

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Classes of offenses under United States federal law

The classes of offenses under United States federal law are as follows:

Offense classes
Type Class Maximum prison term[1] Maximum fine[2][note 1] Probation term[3][note 2] Maximum supervised release term[4][note 3] Maximum prison term upon supervised release revocation[5] Special assessment[6][note 4]
Felony A Life imprisonment (or death) $250,000 1-5 years 5 years 5 years $100
B 25 years or more $250,000 5 years 3 years $100
C Less than 25 years but 10 or more years $250,000 3 years 2 years $100
D Less than 10 years but 5 or more years $250,000 3 years 2 years $100
E Less than 5 years but more than 1 year $250,000 1 year 1 year $100
Misdemeanor A 1 year or less but more than 6 months $100,000 0-5 years 1 year 1 year $25
B 6 months or less but more than 30 days $5,000 1 year 1 year 10
C 30 days or less but more than 5 days $5,000 1 year 1 year 5
Infraction N/A 5 days or less $5,000 0-1 years N/A N/A N/A
  1. ^ The maximum fine for misdemeanors is increased to $250,000 if the offense resulted in death.
  2. ^ Probation is imposed as a substitute for imprisonment.
  3. ^ Supervised release is imposed in addition to imprisonment.
  4. ^ The special assessment is increased if the offender is a person other than an individual.

See also


  1. ^ 18 U.S.C. § 3559
  2. ^ 18 U.S.C. § 3571
  3. ^
  4. ^ 18 U.S.C. §§ 3583–b
  5. ^
  6. ^ 18 U.S.C. § 3013
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