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New York Penal Law - Class A Misdemeanors

"Misdemeanor" means an offense, other than a "traffic infraction, " for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of fifteen days may be imposed, but for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of one year cannot be imposed. View Class B Misdemeanor List
Offense Penal Code
ATTEMPT to commit a class e felony
Criminal solicitation in the fourth degree
Conspiracy in the fifth degree
Criminal facilitation in the fourth degree
Assault in the third degree
Menacing in the second degree
Hazing in the first degree
Reckless endangerment in the second degree
Stalking in the third degree
Criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation
Self-abortion in the first degree
Sexual misconduct
Forcible touching
Sexual abuse in the second degree
Unlawful imprisonment in the second degree
Custodial interference in the second degree
Coercion in the second degree
Criminal trespass in the second degree
Possession of burglar's tools
Criminal mischief in the fourth degree
Criminal tampering in the second degree
Cemetery desecration in the second degree
Tampering with a consumer product in the second degree
Making graffiti
Criminal possession of a taximeter accelerating device
Arson in the fifth degree
Petit larceny
Unauthorized use of a computer
Computer tampering in the fourth degree
Welfare fraud in the fifth degree
Criminal use of a public benefit card in the second degree
Misapplication of property
Unauthorized use of a vehicle in the third degree
Auto stripping in the third degree
Theft of services
Unlawful use of credit card, debit card or public benefit card
Fraudulently obtaining a signature
Jostling
Fraudulent accosting
Criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree
Trademark counterfeiting in the third degree
Forgery in the third degree
Criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree
Criminal simulation
Falsifying business records in the second degree
Tampering with public records in the second degree
Offering a false instrument for filing in the second degree
Issuing a false financial statement
Insurance fraud in the fifth degree
Life settlement fraud in the fifth degree
Health care fraud in the fifth degree
Criminal retention of medical marihuana
Commercial bribing in the second degree
Commercial bribe receiving in the second degree
Tampering with a sports contest in the second degree
Rent gouging in the second degree
Fraud in insolvency
Fraud involving a security interest
Fraudulent disposition of mortgaged property
Fraudulent disposition of property subject to a conditional sale contract
Residential mortgage fraud in the fifth degree
False advertising
Criminal impersonation in the second degree
Criminal sale of a police uniform
Possession of usurious loan records
Making a false statement of credit terms
Scheme to defraud in the second degree
Scheme to defraud the state by unlawfully selling prescriptions
Unauthorized radio transmission
Criminal use of an access device in the second degree
Identity theft in the third degree
Unlawful possession of personal identification information in the third degree
Unlawful possession of a skimmer device in the second degree
Immigrant assistance services fraud in the second degree
Official misconduct
Obstructing governmental administration in the second degree
Killing or injuring a police animal
Harming an animal trained to aid a person with a disability in the first degree
Obstructing emergency medical services
Giving unlawful gratuities
Receiving unlawful gratuities
Escape in the third degree
Absconding from a furlough program
Promoting prison contraband in the second degree
Hindering prosecution in the third degree
Perjury in the third degree
Making an apparently sworn false statement in the second degree
Making a punishable false written statement
Tampering with a witness in the fourth degree
Providing a juror with a gratuity
Tampering with a juror in the first degree
Misconduct by a juror in the first degree
Compounding a crime
Criminal contempt in the second degree
Bail jumping in the third degree
Criminal contempt of the legislature
Criminal contempt of a temporary state commission
Criminal contempt of the state commission on judicial conduct
Unlawful disposition of assets subject to forfeiture
Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree
Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument
Criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree
Criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material in the second degree
Criminal possession of marihuana in the fourth degree
Criminal sale of marihuana in the fourth degree
Promoting gambling in the second degree
Possession of gambling records in the second degree
Possession of a gambling device
Gaming fraud in the second degree
Use of counterfeit, unapproved or unlawful wagering instruments
Possession of unlawful gaming property in the third degree
Manipulation of gaming outcomes at an authorized gaming establishment
Unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, marking, altering or modification of equipment and devices associated with gaming
Prostitution in a school zone
Patronizing a prostitute in the third degree
Promoting prostitution in the fourth degree
Obscenity in the third degree
Riot in the second degree
Inciting to riot
Disruption, or disturbance of religious service
Aggravated harassment in the second degree
Loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense
Disseminating a false registered sex offender notice
Falsely reporting an incident in the third degree
Criminal interference with health care services or religious worship in the second degree
Directing a laser at an aircraft in the second degree
Harming a service animal in the second degree
Public lewdness in the first degree
Public display of offensive sexual material
Possession of eavesdropping devices
Divulging an eavesdropping warrant
Dissemination of an unlawful surveillance image in the second degree
Unlawfully solemnizing a marriage
Unlawfully issuing a dissolution decree
Unlawfully procuring a marriage license
Non-support of a child in the second degree
Endangering the welfare of a child
Unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree
Endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the second degree
Misrepresentation by a child day care provider
Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree
Manufacture, transport, disposition and defacement of weapons and dangerous instruments and appliances.
Certain wounds to be reported
Burn injury and wounds to be reported
Prohibited use of weapons
Unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device
Unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices (2nd offense/not home)
Safe storage of rifles, shotguns, and firearms
Unlawfully dealing with fireworks and dangerous fireworks
Unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree
Manufacture of unauthorized recordings in the second degree
Manufacture or sale of an unauthorized recording of a performance in the second degree
Advertisement or sale of unauthorized recordings in the second degree
Unauthorized operation of a recording device in a motion picture or live theater in the second degree
Failure to disclose the origin of a recording in the second degree
Licenses to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms
Unpermitted use of indoor pyrotechnics in the second degree

* May not contain all Class A Misdemeanors in the New York Penal Law.

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