Originally Posted by knoxvegasdaddy
So there are misdemeanor crimes that are punishable by more than 1 year in prison?
In my state we have the "aggravated misdemeanor", which is punishable by up to two years in prison. It would meet the definition under 18USC922(g)(1), although it would not pop as a "felony conviction" on our criminal histories. Most aggravated misdemeanors here some to be things that would be a felony most other places...assault on a peace officer causing injury, second offense PCS (anything but marijuana), assault while displaying a weapon, vehicle burglary, and several others.
Somehow I suspect that it was the state's attempt to be kinder and gentler and not churn out more convicted felons, but I have no evidence to support that. Another example would be Public Intoxication 3rd and Subsequent...you can get two years in prison for it, although 99%+ of the time it is pled to first offense and people are fined).