STATE OF VERMONT

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT CHART

YEAR 2000

(penalties may change each year and misdemeanors do not reflect
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CRIME

PUNISHMENT

ALCOHOL RELATED CRIMES

1st Offense

2nd Offense

3rd Offense

Drinking & Driving (DUI)

(conviction on driving record permanently)

Up to $750 Fine
 &/or
 Up to 2 Years in Prison Suspend License up to 6 Months

Up to $1,500 Fine
&/or
Up to 2 Years in Prison Suspend License Up to 18 Months 
&/or Immobilization of Vehicle

Felony

Up to $2,500 Fine
&/or
 Up to 5 Years in Prison
 &/or
Forfeiture of Vehicle

DUI Causing Death

Felony Up to $10,000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years Prison

DUI Causing Injury

Felony Up to $5000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years in Prison

Giving Alcohol to a Minor

Up to $2,000 Fine &/or 2 Years in Prison

Minor who Purchases Alcohol, False I.D.

Up to $500 Fine &/or Up to 30 Days in Prison

Soliciting Alcohol Without a Permit

Up to $500 Fine &/or Up to 6 Months in Prison

Sale of Alcohol to Minors

Up to $2000 Fine &/or 2 Years in Prison

Animals (killing)

Felony Up to $5,000 Fine &/or Up to 3 Years in Prison

Animals (cruelty to)

Up to $2000 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Prison

Arson
(1st degree dwelling)

Felony Up to $2,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

Arson
(2nd degree other buildings)

Felony Up to $1,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Assault (simple)

Up to $1000 Fine &/or 1 Year in Prison

Assault (aggravated)

Felony Up to $10,000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years in Prison

Assault (simple) on a Police Officer

Up to $1,000 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Prison

Assault on Police Officer (aggravated)

Felony Up to $10,000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years in Prison

Bribery
(political candidates)

Felony Up to $10,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Child Abandonment
(under 2 years of age)

Felony Up to $1,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

Contributing to Delinquency or Neglect

Up to $2,000 Fine &/or Up to 2 Years in Prison

Desertion / non-support of minor under 18

Felony Up to $300 Fine &/or Up to 2 Years in Prison

Sexual Exploitation of Minor (under 18)

Felony Up to $20,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

Exploitation of Minor (under 18)
 2nd Offense

Felony Up to $50,000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years in Prison

Touching Child For Lustful Purposes
(defendant 18 or above & victim under 14)

Felony Up to $3,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Touching Child For Lustful Purposes
2nd Offense
(defendant 18 or above & victim under 14)

Felony Up to $5,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

Any Serious Offense by a Minor 10 Years or Older

May be treated as an adult

COMPUTER CRIMES

Unauthorized Access

Up to $500 Fine &/or 6 Months in Prison

Unauthorized Access for Fraudulent Purposes
(under $500)

Up to $500 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Prison

2nd Offense Felony, Up to $1000 Fine &/or Up to 2 Years in Prison

Unauthorized Access for Fraudulent Purposes
(over $500)

Felony, Up to $10,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

Telecommunications Fraud
(under $500)
(fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services)

Felony, Up to $5000 Fine &/or Up to 2 Years in Prison

(over $500) Felony, Up to $10,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Possession / Manufacture of Telecommunications Fraud Devices

Felony, Up to $5000 Fine &/or Up to 2 Years in Prison

2nd Offense Felony, Up to $20,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years Prison

Conspiracy to Commit a Felony

Felony Up to $10,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Deer or Doe Killing
1st Offense

Up to $200 Fine &/or Up to 2 Months in Prison

Deer or Doe Killing
2nd Offense

Up To $1000 Fine &/or Up to 60 Days in Prison

Disorderly Conduct & Disturbing the Peace

Up to $500 Fine &/or Up to 2 Months in Prison

Domestic Assault

Up to $5000 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Prison

Domestic Assault
(second degree aggravated)

Felony, Up to $10,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Domestic Assault
(first degree aggravated)

Felony, Up to $25,000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years in Prison

DRUG POSSESSION

1st Offense

2nd Offense

Marijuana
(less than 2 ounces)

Up to $500 Fine &/or
6 Months in Prison

Up to $2000Fine &/or
2 Years in Prison
Drug Ed. Program

Marijuana
(over 2 ounces / less than 1 pound) 3 plants

Felony Up to $10,000 Fine &/or Up to 3 Years in Prison

Marijuana
(1 pound less than 10 pounds) (10 plants)

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Marijuana
(
more than 10 pounds) (25 plants)

Felony Up to $500,000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years in Prison

Heroin Drug
(less 200 milligrams)

Up to $2,000 Fine &/or Up to 1 Years in Prison

Heroin Drug
 (over 200 milligrams- less than 1 gram)

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Heroin Drug
(over 1 gram less than 2 grams)

Felony Up to $250,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

Heroin Drug
(over 2 grams or more)

Felony Up to $1,000,000 Fine &/or Up to 20 Years in Prison

Cocaine
(any amount but less than 2 1/2 grams)

Up to $2,000 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Prison

Cocaine
(2 1/2 gram but less than 1 ounce)

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years Prison

Cocaine
(over 1 ounce but less than 1 pound)

Felony Up to $250,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Yrs Prison

LSD
(less than 400 micrograms)

Up to $2,000 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Prison

LSD
(over 400 micrograms less than 4000 micrograms)

Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

LSD
(over 4000 micrograms less than 40,000 micrograms)

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

LSD
(over 40,000 or more)

Felony Up to $500,000 Fine &/or Up to 20 Years in Prison

POSSESSION OF DEPRESSANTS, STIMULANTS, OR NARCOTICS

(Less than 100) Therapeutic Individual Recommended Dosages

Up to $2,000 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Prison

(> 100 / < 1000) Therapeutic Individual Recommended Dosages

Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

(>1000 / <10,000) Therapeutic Individual Recommended Dosages

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

(10,000 or more) Therapeutic Individual Recommended Dosages

Felony Up to $500,000 Fine &/or Up to 20 Years in Prison

Hallucinogenic Drugs
(other than LSD)(10 Doses or less)

Up to $2,000 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Prison

Hallucinogenic Drugs
(less than 10 Doses, greater than 100 Doses)

Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Hallucinogenic Drugs
(greater than 100 Doses, less than 1000 Doses)

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

Hallucinogenic Drugs
(1000 Doses or More)

Felony Up to $500,000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years in Prison

Cocaine
(over 1 pound or more)

Felony Up to $1,000,000 Fine &/or Up to 20 Yrs Prison

Prescription Forgery

Felony Up to $5,000 Fine &/or Up to 2 Years in Prison

SALE, MANUFACTURE, OR DELIVERY WITH INTENT TO TRAFFIC, DRUGS

Drug Paraphernalia (with drugs)

Up to $1000 Fine &/or Up to 12 Months in Prison

Marijuana
(under 1/2 ounce)

Felony Up to $10,000 Fine &/or Up to 2 Years Prison

Marijuana
(over 1/2 ounce, less than 1 pound)

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years Prison

Marijuana
(over 1 pound)

Felony Up to $500,000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years in Prison

Cocaine
(less than 2. 5 grams)

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Cocaine
(less than 2. 5 ounces - greater than 1 ounce)

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

Cocaine
(more than 1 ounce)

Felony Up to 1,000,000 Fine &/or Up to 20 Years in Prison

LSD
(less than 400 micrograms)

Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

LSD
(greater than 400 micrograms, less than 4000 micrograms)

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

LSD
(more than 4000 micrograms)

Felony Up to $500,000 Fine &/or Up to 20 Years in Prison

Heroin
(less than 200 milligrams)

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Heroin
(greater than 200 milligrams - less than 1 gram)

Felony Up to $250,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

Heroin
(1 gram or more)

Felony Up to $1,000,000 Fine &/or Up to 20 Years in Prison

SALE OF DEPRESSANTS, STIMULANTS, OR NARCOTICS

Less than 100 Therapeutic Individual Recommended Dosages

Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

>100 / < 1000 Therapeutic Individual Recommended Dosages

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

1000 or more Therapeutic Individual Recommended Dosages

Felony Up to $500,000 Fine &/or Up to 20 Years in Prison

Hallucinogenic Drugs
(other than LSD) (less than 10 Doses)

Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Hallucinogenic Drugs
(greater than 10, less than 100 Doses)

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

Hallucinogenic Drugs
(more than 100 Doses)

Felony Up to $500,000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years in Prison

Delivery or Sale of Any Drug to Minor under 18 Years Old

Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

ALL DRUG 2ND OFFENSES

Felony and Doubles Sentence

SALE OF ANY DRUG ON SCHOOL PROPERTY OR BUS

Felony and Doubles Sentence

Drug Conviction for
Possession or Sale
(Felony or Misdemeanor)

New Law Passed 10-7-98

Under Student Aid Laws, 1st Conviction of Possession can not obtain any Government Student Aid, Loans or Grants for 1 Year. 2nd Conviction, 2 Yrs, 3rd Conviction, Indefinite. 1st Conviction of Sale, 2 years, 2nd Conviction, Indefinite.

Embezzlement

Felony, Up to $500 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years Prison

False Alarm (fire)

Up to $1000 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Prison

False Alarm
(if injury occurs)

Felony, Up to $2000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

False Pretense – Bad Checks
(over $25)

Felony, Up to $1000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison (+ Restitution)

Felony Conviction

Any conviction of any crime carrying a sentence of more than 2 years.

Forgery
(over $100)

Felony, Up to $1000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

Fraud (food stamp)
(Fine = amount of assistance)

1st & 2nd Offense Misdemeanor

Felony Up to $1000 Fine &/or Up to 3 Years in Prison

Gambling - General

Up to $10,000 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Prison

Hate Crime A Hate Crime is any crime where conduct is maliciously motivated by victim's actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, age, service in armed forces, handicap, or sexual orientation. It does not carry its own penalty, but increases the penalty for the underlying crime by as much as four (4) years.

Kidnapping (general)

Felony, $50,000 fine &/or UP to LIFE

LARCENY and/or THEFT

Grand Larceny
(over $500)

Felony, Up to $1000 Fine &/or Up to 10 Years in Prison

Petit Larceny
(under $500)

Up to $500 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Prison

Burglary of Dwelling (occupied)

Felony, $1000 Up to 25 Years in Prison

Possession of Burglar’s Tools

Felony, $1000 Fine &/or Up to 20 Years in Prison

Robbery

Felony, Up to 10 Years Prison

Armed Robbery

Felony, Up to 15 Years in Prison

Receiving Stolen Property
(less than $500)

Up to $500 Fine &/or 1 Year in Prison

Receiving Stolen Property
(over $500)

Felony, Up to $1000Fine &/or 10Years in Prison

Leaving Scene of an Accident
(with injuries)

Up to $3000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years In Prison

LIFE Sentence

Eligible for Parole at expiration of minimum term, (example for 50 to life sentence, parole eligibility begins after 50 years, minus good time) Except when sentence states without Parole.

Littering Highway
(misdemeanor)

Up to $50 Fine

Malicious Mischief
(over $1000 value)

Felony Up to $5000 &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Manslaughter

Felony, Up to $3000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years in Prison

Murder

Felony, Up to Life Without Parole

Obscenity

Up to $1000 Fine &/or 1 Year in Prison

Obstruction of Justice

Felony Up to $5000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Perjury

Felony, Up to $10,000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years Prison

Prostitution

Up to $100 Fine &/or Up to 1Year in Prison

Prostitution
(2nd Offense)

Felony Up to $100 Fine &/or Up to 3 Years in Prison

Sexual Assault

Felony, Up to Life

Resisting Arrest

Up to $500 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Prison

Stalking
1st Offense

Up to $5000 Fine &/or Up to 2 Years in Prison

Stalking
2nd Offense

Felony, Up to $25,000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Statues of Limitations

3 Years to No Limit depending on Offense

Tobacco
(minor under 18 in possession of)

Civil Penalty of $25 (suspension of DL if not paid)

Tobacco
(minor misrepresenting age to obtain)

Civil Penalty $50 or10 Hours of Community Service

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

Attempting to Elude a Police Officer

Up to $500 Fine &/or Up to 6 Months in Prison

Child Restraint System
(for child 5 through 12)

Up to $25 Fine

Excessive Speed 30 MPH or Higher Over Limit

1st Offense
Up to $300 Fine &/or
90 Days in Prison

2nd Offense
Up to $500 Fine
&/or
180 Days in Prison

Failure to Stop after Accident
(resulting in injury)

Up to $2000 Fine &/or Up to 2 Years in Prison

Failure to Stop after Accident
(resulting in serious injury)

Felony Up to $3000 Fine &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Failure to Stop after Accident
(resulting in death)

Felony Up to $3000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years in Prison

Grossly Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle (1st Offense)

Up to $5000 Fine &/or Up to 2 Years in Prison

Grossly Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle (2nd Offense)

Felony Up to $10,000 Fine &/or Up to 4 Years in Prison

Grossly Negligent Operation Of Motor Vehicle (if death)

Felony Up to $15,000 Fine &/or Up to 15 Years in Prison

Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle
(1st Offense)

Up to $1000 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Prison

Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle
(2nd Offense)

Up to $3000 Fine &/or Up to 2 Years in Prison

Operation of Motor Vehicle without Consent of Owner

Up to $1000 Fine &/or Up to 2 Years in Prison

Refusal to Weigh Vehicle or Remove Overload

Up to $2,500 Fine

Seat Belt Violation

Up to $10 Fine

Headgear Violation
(motorcycle)

Up to $100 Fine

Trespassing

Felony Up to $2,000 Fine &/or Up to 3 Years in Prison

Trespassing
(by motor vehicle)

Up to $100 Fine

WEAPONS

Carrying Dangerous Weapon
with intent to injure another

Up to $200 Fine &/or Up to 2 Years in Prison

Caring a Dangerous Weapon
while committing a crime

Felony Up to $500 &/or Up to 5 Years in Prison

Negligently wounding another
by gun shot

Felony Up to $1000 Fine &/or 5 Years in Prison

All Information obtained from Vermont Statutes Annotated with the assistance of the Attorney General's Office.

 

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