§ 15.66. Offenses and penalties.
a) Classification of offenses. The act (18 Pa.C.S. § 106(e)) provides that an offense defined by any statute shall be classified as provided in 18 Pa.C.S. § 106 (relating to classes of offenses) which provides that:
(5) A crime is a misdemeanor of the first degree
if it is so designated or if a person convicted thereof may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment, the maximum of which is not more than 5 years.
(b) Penalties for offenses. The act (18 Pa.C.S. § § 1101—1105) provides that persons convicted
of offenses may be sentenced
to imprisonment and to pay a fine not exceeding the following maximum time or amounts (unless a higher or lower time or amount is specifically prescribed by statute):
(6) Misdemeanor of the first degree. 5 years — $10,000