In New York, a judge may impose a term of imprisonment, a term of intermittent imprisonment, a period of probation, a period of conditional discharge, a fine, restitution, reparation, an unconditional discharge, or some combination of these dispositions.

The court may also combine dispositions by imposing a “split sentence,” i.e., a sentence which includes both a definite sentence of imprisonment and a sentence of probation or conditional discharge. A split sentence is authorized when a court imposes a sentence of imprisonment of up to 60 days for a misdemeanor, six months for a felony, or four months if the sentence is to intermittent imprisonment.

For non-violent felonies, not including drug cases, sentencing may be the following:


Class A-I felony: Minimum 15 to 25 years, Maximum Life

Class A-II felony: Minimum 3 to 8 1/3 years, Maximum Life

Class B felony: Minimum 1 to 3 years, Maximum 8 1/3 to 25 years

Class C felony: Minimum No Jail, Maximum 5 to 15 years

Class D felony: Minimum No Jail, Maximum 2 1/3 to 7 years

Class E felony:  Minimum No Jail, Maximum 1 1/3 years to 4 years

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