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Legal Statutes: Idaho

UPDATED July 16, 2017

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Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions

back to top18-111. Felony, misdemeanor and infraction defined

A felony is a crime which is punishable with death or by imprisonment in the state prison. An infraction is a civil public offense, not constituting a crime, which is punishable only by a penalty not exceeding three hundred dollars ($300) and for which no period of incarceration may be imposed. Every other crime is a misdemeanor. When a crime punishable by imprisonment in the state prison is also punishable by fine or imprisonment in a county jail, in the discretion of the court, it shall be deemed a misdemeanor for all purposes after a judgment imposing a punishment other than imprisonment in the state prison.
S.L. 1972, ch. 336, § 1; S.L. 1982, ch. 353, § 6. Amended by S.L. 2014, ch. 236, § 1, eff. July 1, 2014.