Federal Crime Classes

Per 18 U.S. Code § 3559:

An offense that is not specifically classified by a letter grade in the section defining it, is classified if the maximum term of imprisonment authorized is:

(1) Life imprisonment, or if the maximum penalty is death, as a Class A felony;

(2) Twenty-five years or more, as a Class B felony;

(3) Less than twenty-five years but ten or more years, as a Class C felony;

(4) Less than ten years but five or more years, as a Class D felony;

(5) Less than five years but more than one year, as a Class E felony;

(6) One year or less but more than six months, as a Class A misdemeanor;

(7) Six months or less but more than thirty days, as a Class B misdemeanor;

(8) Thirty days or less but more than five days, as a Class C misdemeanor; or

(9) Five days or less, or if no imprisonment is authorized, as an infraction.