1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 2: Sentences
  5. Title E: Sentences
  6. Article 55: Classification and Designation of Offenses


Section 55.05 Classifications of felonies and misdemeanors

Penal (PEN)

  1. Felonies. Felonies are classified, for the purpose of sentence, into five categories as follows:

  (a) Class A felonies;

  (b) Class B felonies;

  (c) Class C felonies;

  (d) Class D felonies; and

  (e) Class E felonies.

  Class A felonies are subclassified, for the purpose of sentence, into two categories as follows: subclass I and subclass II, to be known as class A-I and class A-II felonies, respectively.

  2. Misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are classified, for the purpose of sentence, into three categories as follows:

  (a) Class A misdemeanors;

  (b) Class B misdemeanors; and

  (c) Unclassified misdemeanors.