By Ave Mince-Didier. Under Wyoming's laws, felonies are crimes punishable by death or incarceration in state prison for more than one year. Less serious crimes misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in county or local jail. In Wyoming, lawmakers set punishment on a crime-by-crime basis for felonies. For example, first degree sexual assault is punishable by five to 50 years in prison. For more information on sex crimes and their penalties, see Wyoming Sexual Battery Laws.
By Janet Portman , Attorney. In all states and under the federal criminal code, a misdemeanor is a crime punishable by incarceration and, sometimes, a fine. A misdemeanor is less serious than a felony, but more so than an infraction which typically does not involve jail time. Many states classify their misdemeanors by grouping the more severe crimes into class A or level 1 , class B or level 2 , and so on. The purpose of grouping misdemeanors into classes or levels is to assign punishments that fit the level of the offense. Then, for each misdemeanor crime, the state specifies the class it belongs to. Assault and battery that does not result in significant injury might be a class A misdemeanor, which tells you that the possible punishment would be the terms just noted.
In fact, criminal battery is technically separate and distinct from assault. However, because an assault often precedes a battery, people are often charged with both. Therefore, a person can be charged with and convicted of assault without ever laying a hand on another person. For purposes of a charge of assault and battery, a deadly weapon is anything that can be used in a way that is likely to cause death or great bodily harm. Examples of a deadly weapon include a pocket knife, a beer bottle, or a car driven towards a person with the intent to make contact.
In United States law, reckless driving is a major moving traffic violation. It is usually a more serious offense than careless driving, improper driving, or driving without due care and attention and is often punishable by fines , imprisonment , or driver's license suspension or revocation. List specific to the USA. Reckless driving is often defined as a mental state in which the driver displays a wanton disregard for the rules of the road; the driver misjudges common driving procedures, often causing wrecks, accidents and other damages.