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Rhode Island Misdemeanors

In Rhode Island, a misdemeanor is a crime punishable by a $1000 fine or up to one year of incarceration.

Typical misdemeanors can include: 

  • Larceny
  • Shoplifting
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism 
  • 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