Misdemeanor definition

Misdemeanor means a violation of a penal law of this state or violation of a local ordinance substantially corresponding to a violation of a penal law of this state that is not a felony or a violation of an order, rule, or regulation of a state agency that is punishable by imprisonment or a fine that is not a civil fine, or both.
Misdemeanor as used in this Code shall mean any offense deemed a violation of the provisions of this Code which is a lesser offense than a felony as defined by state law.
Misdemeanor means an offense for which the sentence imposed upon conviction is imprisonment

Examples of Misdemeanor in a sentence

  • Gross Misdemeanor is a severe act of misconduct in violation of the Student Code of Conduct or state law.

  • Gross Misdemeanor and Persistent DisobedienceStudents guilty of a gross misdemeanor or persistent disobedience may be suspended or expelled.

  • As this offense is a Class B Misdemeanor, the Sentencing Guidelines do not apply to it.

  • An offense under Texas Local Government Code Chapter 176 is a Class C Misdemeanor.

  • A violation of this section is a Class F Misdemeanor under Section 16-18-01 and subject to applicable civil penalties.


More Definitions of Misdemeanor

Misdemeanor means any federal, state, or local offense punishable by a term of imprisonment of one year or less.
Misdemeanor means a violation of a law of this state or a local ordinance that is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine that is not a civil fine, but that is not a felony.
Misdemeanor means an offense so designated by law or punishable by fine, by confinement in jail, or by both fine and confinement in jail.
Misdemeanor means a crime for which a sentence of not more than 90 days or a fine of $1,000.00, or both, may be imposed.
Misdemeanor means a violation of any of the following:
Misdemeanor means those criminal offenses not classified under the laws, statutes, or ordinances as felonies. Misdemeanor offenses are classified by the Commission as follows:
Misdemeanor means an offense for which the sentence imposed upon conviction is imprisonment in the county jail for a term or a fine, or both, or for which the sentence imposed is imprisonment in a state prison for a term of 1 year or less.