As used in this title, the term “petty offense” means a Class B misdemeanor, a Class C misdemeanor, or an infraction, for which the maximum fine is no greater than the amount set forth for such an offense in section 3571(b)(6) or (7) in the case of an individual or section 3571(c)(6) or (7) in the case of an organization.

Attorney's Note

Under the U.S. Code, punishments for crimes depend on the classification. In the case of this section:
ClassPrisonFine
Class B misdemeanorup to 6 monthsup to $5,000
Class C misdemeanorup to 30 daysup to $5,000
For details, see 18 U.S.C. § 3581

Terms Used In 18 USC 19

  • individual: shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. See 1 USC 8
  • organization: means a person other than an individual. See 18 USC 18