46.2301 Authorized terms.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 46.2301]

The authorized terms of sentences of imprisonment, including both prison terms and parole terms are:

(1) for a class A felony, life imprisonment, or a term of years not less than 10 years and not to exceed 30 years;

(2) for a class B felony, a term not less than 5 years and not to exceed 15 years;

(3) for a class C felony, a term of not to exceed 7 years;

(4) for a class D a term not to exceed 5 years;

(5) for a class A, a term not to exceed one year;

(6) for a class B a term not to exceed 6 months;

(7) for a class C misdemeanor, a term not to exceed 15 days.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2; amd 1981, PL 17-16 § 1.

Case Notes:

There is no inconsistency in suspending a "sentence of imprisonment" while simultaneously imposing "detention" as a condition of probation, where statutes use these terms to denote two alternative modes of sentencing. A.S.C.A. §§ 46.2206, 46.2301 et seq. Atuatasi v. American Samoa Government, 9 A.S.R.2d 67 (1988).

Research Guide: MCC 558.011, 28 ASC 1, 28 ASC 4, 28 ASC 404, 28 ASC 405.