What Is a Class B Misdemeanor in Utah?

According to the Utah State Courts, a Class B misdemeanor includes charges of assault, resisting arrest, DUI, reckless driving, possession of marijuana under 1 ounce, drug paraphernalia, shoplifting (under $300), trespass of a dwelling and public nuisance. Concealed weapon violations and numerous traffic offenses are also Class B misdemeanors.

A Class B offense is punishable by up to six months in jail, and up to a $1,000 fine. If a person is convicted, a judge determines sentencing by consulting the Utah Sentence and Release Guidelines. Other factors can affect sentencing, including the severity of the crime, which may increase or decrease the usual recommended sentencing.