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Legal Statutes: South Dakota

UPDATED May 26, 2017

South Dakota Statutes

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Chapter 22-1. Definitions and General Provisions

back to top22-1-4. Felony and misdemeanor distinguished

Any crime is either a felony or a misdemeanor. A felony is a crime which is or may be punishable by imprisonment in the state penitentiary. Every other crime is a misdemeanor.
SDC 1939, § 13.0103; SL 1976, ch 158, § 1-7; SL 2005, ch 120, § 359.