What is the difference between misdemeanor 1 2 3 and fraud 2 and Fraud 3?

Asked about 4 years ago - Lock Haven, PA

I'm reading a docket sheet and don't understand the difference in the charges.

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  1. Forest Dean Morgan

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    Answered . The "F" means felony... The classifications are explained below:

    18 Pa.C.S.A. 106(b)

    (b) Classification of crimes.--


    (1) A crime is a murder of the first degree, of the second degree or of the third degree if it is so designated in this title or if a person convicted of criminal homicide may be sentenced in accordance with the provisions of section 1102 (relating to sentence for murder and murder of an unborn child). A crime is first degree murder of an unborn child, second degree murder of an unborn child or third degree murder of an unborn child if it is so designated in this title or if a person convicted of criminal homicide of an unborn child may be sentenced in accordance with the provisions of section 1102.

    (2) A crime is a felony of the first degree if it is so designated in this title or if a person convicted thereof may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment, the maximum of which is more than ten years.

    (3) A crime is a felony of the second degree if it is so designated in this title or if a person convicted thereof may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment, the maximum of which is not more than ten years.

    (4) A crime is a felony of the third degree if it is so designated in this title or if a person convicted thereof may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment, the maximum of which is not more than seven years.

    (5) A crime declared to be a felony, without specification of degree, is of the third degree.

    (6) A crime is a misdemeanor of the first degree if it is so designated in this title or if a person convicted thereof may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment, the maximum of which is not more than five years.

    (7) A crime is a misdemeanor of the second degree if it is so designated in this title or if a person convicted thereof may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment, the maximum of which is not more than two years.

    (8) A crime is a misdemeanor of the third degree if it is so designated in this title or if a person convicted thereof may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment, the maximum of which is not more than one year.

    (9) A crime declared to be a misdemeanor, without specification of degree, is of the third degree.

  2. Scott P. Rigdon

    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . Mr. Dean is right.

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