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Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas handles Misdemeanors, Felonies and DUI matters.

The ranking of criminal offenses heard in the Court of Common Pleas from the most serious to least serious is as follows:

  • Felony 1st Degree
  • Felony 2nd Degree
  • Felony 3rd Degree
  • Misdemeanor 1st Degree
  • Misdemeanor 2nd Degree
  • Misdemeanor 3rd Degree

§ 1103. Sentence of imprisonment for felony.

Except as provided in 42 Pa.C.S. § 9714 (relating to sentences for second and subsequent offenses), a person who has been convicted of a felony may be sentenced to imprisonment as follows:

(1) In the case of a felony of the first degree, for a term which shall be fixed by the court at not more than 20 years.

(2) In the case of a felony of the second degree, for a term which shall be fixed by the court at not more than ten years.

(3) In the case of a felony of the third degree, for a term which shall be fixed by the court at not more than seven years.

§ 1104. Sentence of imprisonment for misdemeanors

A person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor may be sentenced to imprisonment for a definite term which shall be fixed byt eh court and shall not be more than:

(1) Five Years in the case of a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(1) Two Years in the case of a misdemeanor of the second degree.

(1) One Year in the case of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

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