Arkansas Code Title 5. Criminal Offenses § 5-4-401. Felonies--Misdemeanors--Incarceration

(a) A defendant convicted of a felony shall receive a determinate sentence according to the following limitations:

(1) For a Class Y felony, the sentence shall be not less than ten (10) years and not more than forty (40) years, or life;

(2) For a Class A felony, the sentence shall be not less than six (6) years nor more than thirty (30) years;

(3) For a Class B felony, the sentence shall be not less than five (5) years nor more than twenty (20) years;

(4) For a Class C felony, the sentence shall be not less than three (3) years nor more than ten (10) years;

(5) For a Class D felony, the sentence shall not exceed six (6) years;  and

(6) For an unclassified felony, the sentence shall be in accordance with a limitation of the statute defining the felony.

(b) A defendant convicted of a misdemeanor may be sentenced according to the following limitations:

(1) For a Class A misdemeanor, the sentence shall not exceed one (1) year;

(2) For a Class B misdemeanor, the sentence shall not exceed ninety (90) days;

(3) For a Class C misdemeanor, the sentence shall not exceed thirty (30) days;  and

(4) For an unclassified misdemeanor, the sentence shall be in accordance with a limitation of the statute defining the misdemeanor.


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