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Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Gross Misdemeanor?

The Nevada Revised Statutes make clear distinctions in the punishments to be given if you are convicted of a crime. Depending upon the nature of the crime, you may be sentenced for a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor. It’s important to understand the difference:

NRS 193.140 Every person convicted of this shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 364 days, or by a fine of not more than $2,000, or by both fine and imprisonment unless the statute in force at the time of commission of such gross misdemeanor prescribed a different penalty.

It is also possible that a different statute could be in effect at the commission of a gross misdemeanor and the judge may prescribe a different penalty.

Douglas Crawford Law explains the difference between a Misdemeanor and a Gross Misdemeanor

Anyone convicted of a misdemeanor will be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 6 months or by a fine of not more than $1,000 or both fine and imprisonment. Again, a different statute could be in effect which would prescribe a different penalty.

It is also possible that a judge might add community service to a sentence or make the entire sentence a fixed period of community service.
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