In Rhode Island, a misdemeanor is a crime punishable by a $1000 fine or up to one year of incarceration.
Typical misdemeanors can include:
- Simple assault or battery
- Possession of marijuana, more than one ounce
Petty misdemeanors can include:
- Possession of marijuana, less than one ounce
- Disorderly conduct
- Possession of alcohol by a minor