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Statutes: Tennessee

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Updated: 
April 27, 2021

40-35-110. Classification

(a) Felonies are classified for the purpose of sentencing into five (5) categories:

(1) Class A felonies;

(2) Class B felonies;

(3) Class C felonies;

(4) Class D felonies; and

(5) Class E felonies.

(b) An offense designated a felony without specification as to category is a Class E felony.

(c) Misdemeanors are classified for the purpose of sentencing into three (3) categories:

(1) Class A misdemeanors;

(2) Class B misdemeanors; and

(3) Class C misdemeanors.

(d) An offense designated as a misdemeanor without specification as to category is a Class A misdemeanor.