Class A: 10-30 years or life in M.D.C
Class B: 5-15 years M.D.C
Class C: 1 day -7 years M.D.C. and/or fine up to $5000
Class D: 1 day -4 years M.D.C. and/or fine up to $5000
* M.D.C. = Missouri Department of Corrections
Class A: Up to 1 year M.S.I. and/or fine up to $1000
Class B: Up to 6 months M.S.I and/or fine up to $500
Class C: Up to 15 days M.S.I and/or fine up to $300
* M.S.I. = Medium Security Institution
Some laws expand the range of punishment available on a case depending on the criminal history of the defendant. For example, prior drug offender has a higher range of punishment on a drug case than a person with no prior drug offense.
S.I.S. = Suspended Imposition of Sentence: the defendant is placed on probation.
If the defendant successfully completes probation, no sentence is ever actually ordered so an S.I.S. is not considered a ‘conviction’ for anything other than law enforcement purposes.
S.E.S. = Suspended Execution of Sentence: The defendant is placed on probation with a term of years already determined if they violate the probation.
The Judge is limited to executing only that sentence if the defendant is revoked. An S.E.S. is a conviction for all purposes.
R.S.Mo. 559.115 allows the Judge to sentence a nonviolent defendant to incarceration in M.D.C. but call back the defendant before 120 days has elapsed and grant probation. This is sometimes called “shock” or “drug treatment” time.
R.S. Mo. 217.362 allows the Judge to sentence a nonviolent defendant to a two year drug treatment program in M.D.C., then call back the defendant and grant probation.