(a)        A person who is subject to the punishment and penalties of this Article shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 14-113.17

  • felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.

(b)        A crime punishable under this Article is punishable as a Class I felony. (1967, c. 1244, s. 2; 1979, c. 741, s. 1; c. 760, s. 5; 1993, c. 539, ss. 55, 1183; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)