A Guide to Arkansas Felony and Misdemeanor Sentences
By Justin Kavalir
Arkansas has four differing classifications of misdemeanors and six differing classifications of felonies. SeeArk. Code Ann.§ 5-4-401. The criminal statutes describing particular crimes state which level of felony or misdemeanor the crime carries.
Arkansas also has certain limitations on fines that can be imposed for misdemeanors based on the class of misdemeanor. SeeArk. Code Ann.§ 5-4-201.
Like misdemeanors, Arkansas has fine limits in place for the various felony classes. SeeArk. Code Ann.§ 5-4-201.
To see which felony offenses are designated each of the above classes, view the following table which lists the various felony offenses in alphabetical order. Also, the Arkansas Sentencing Commission, whose website is here provides a wealth of information on sentencing in Arkansas.