A misdemeanor charge is a less serious criminal offense punishable by a fine or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months. The sentence may be probated for up to two years, including a condition of supervision by a designated probation supervision agency.
Misdemeanors are litigated in District Court. Unlike in felony cases, misdemeanor sentences are not eligible for parole or any other early release. Therefore, if the Judge denies probation, the individual will be required to "serve out" the entirety of their sentence.
Class A Misdemeanor
A class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to twelve (12) months in jail, and up to a $500 fine. (Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 532.090 and 532.040)
Class B Misdemeanor
Class B misdemeanors in Kentucky are punishable by up to 90 days in jail. (Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 532.090 and 532.040)