HB 244

Misdemeanor Sentencing Timeline Clarifications

This important bill changes the maximum sentence of Class A Misdemeanors in the state of Utah from 365 days to 364 days. While it doesn’t seem like a drastic change, it has the potential to impact many people in a significant way. Currently, Federal Law defines a Felony as any crime with a sentence of more than 364 days, which then makes legal immigrants who receive that sentence eligible for immediate deportation. By reducing the sentence by one day we can help keep families intact by preventing those charged with low level crimes from being immediately deported.

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Gene Davis

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