2006 Nebraska Revised Statutes - § 28-105 — Felonies; classification of penalties; sentences; where served;eligibility for probation.

Section 28-105
Felonies; classification of penalties; sentences; where served; eligibility for probation.
(1) For purposes of the Nebraska Criminal Code and any statute passed by the Legislature after the date of passage of the code, felonies are divided into nine classes which are distinguished from one another by the following penalties which are authorized upon conviction:
    Class I felony ................ Death
    Class IA felony ............... Life imprisonment without parole
    Class IB felony ............... Maximum - life imprisonment
    Minimum - twenty years imprisonment
    Class IC felony ............... Maximum - fifty years imprisonment
    Mandatory minimum - five years imprisonment
    Class ID felony ............... Maximum - fifty years imprisonment
    Mandatory minimum - three years imprisonment
    Class II felony ............... Maximum - fifty years imprisonment
    Minimum - one year imprisonment
    Class III felony .............. Maximum - twenty years imprisonment, or twenty-five thousand dollars fine, or both
    Minimum - one year imprisonment
    Class IIIA felony ............. Maximum - five years imprisonment, or ten thousand dollars fine, or both
    Minimum - none
    Class IV felony ............... Maximum - five years imprisonment, or ten thousand dollars fine, or both
    Minimum - none

(2) All sentences of imprisonment for Class IA, IB, IC, ID, II, and III felonies and sentences of one year or more for Class IIIA and IV felonies shall be served in institutions under the jurisdiction of the Department of Correctional Services. Sentences of less than one year shall be served in the county jail except as provided in this subsection. If the department certifies that it has programs and facilities available for persons sentenced to terms of less than one year, the court may order that any sentence of six months or more be served in any institution under the jurisdiction of the department. Any such certification shall be given by the department to the State Court Administrator, who shall forward copies thereof to each judge having jurisdiction to sentence in felony cases.

(3) Nothing in this section shall limit the authority granted in sections 29-2221 and 29-2222 to increase sentences for habitual criminals.

(4) A person convicted of a felony for which a mandatory minimum sentence is prescribed shall not be eligible for probation.


Source:
    Laws 1977, LB 38, § 5

    Laws 1989, LB 592, § 1

    Laws 1995, LB 371, § 2

    Laws 1997, LB 364, § 1

    Laws 1998, LB 900, § 1

    Laws 1998, LB 1266, § 1

    Laws 2002, Third Spec. Sess., LB 1, § 1

Annotations:
    County jail was not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Correctional Services; therefore, it was plain error for district court to sentence defendant convicted of Class III felony to term in county jail. State v. Wilcox, 239 Neb. 882, 479 N.W.2d 134 (1992).

    Pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, the district court lacks statutory authority to sentence a defendant convicted of a Class III felony to a term of imprisonment in the county jail. State v. Wren, 234 Neb. 291, 450 N.W.2d 684 (1990).

    Under the provisions of this section and section 28-304(2), a court is not authorized to sentence one convicted of second degree murder to an indeterminate sentence, but must sentence such a person to imprisonment either for life or for a definite term of not less than 10 years. State v. Ward, 226 Neb. 809, 415 N.W.2d 151 (1987).

    Where an indeterminate sentence is pronounced, the minimum limit fixed by the court shall not be less than the minimum provided by law nor more than one-third of the maximum term. Where maximum allowable sentence is five years, an indeterminate sentence of two to five years is excessive and must be modified to a sentence of not less than one year eight months nor more than five years. State v. Bosak, 207 Neb. 693, 300 N.W.2d 201 (1981).



~Revised Statutes Cumulative Supplement 2004
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