Title 76 - Utah Criminal Code - Chapter 4 - Inchoate Offenses - Part 1 - Attempt - Section 102 - Attempt -- Classification of offenses.

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76-4-102 Attempt -- Classification of offenses. (1) Criminal attempt to commit:

(a) (i) a capital felony, or a felony punishable by imprisonment for life without parole, is a first

degree felony; (ii) except as provided in Subsection (2), an attempt to commit aggravated murder, Section

76-5-202, which results in serious bodily injury, is punishable by imprisonment for an indeterminate term of not fewer than 15 years and which may be for life;

(b) except as provided in Subsection (1)(c) or (d), a first degree felony is a second degree felony; (c) any of the following offenses is a first degree felony punishable by imprisonment for an

indeterminate term of not fewer than three years and which may be for life: (i) murder, Subsection 76-5-203(2)(a); (ii) child kidnapping, Section 76-5-301.1; or (iii) except as provided in Subsection (1)(d), any of the felonies described in Title 76, Chapter 5,

Part 4, Sexual Offenses, that are first degree felonies; (d) except as provided in Subsection (3), any of the following offenses is a first degree felony,

punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than 15 years and which may be for life: (i) rape of a child, Section 76-5-402.1; (ii) object rape of a child, Section 76-5-402.3; or (iii) sodomy on a child, Section 76-5-403.1;

(e) a second degree felony is a third degree felony; (f) a third degree felony is a class A misdemeanor; (g) a class A misdemeanor is a class B misdemeanor; (h) a class B misdemeanor is a class C misdemeanor; and (i) a class C misdemeanor is punishable by a penalty not exceeding one half the penalty for a

class C misdemeanor. (2) If, when imposing a sentence under Subsection (1)(a)(ii), a court finds that a lesser term than

the term described in Subsection (1)(a)(ii) is in the interests of justice and the court states the reasons for this finding on the record, the court may impose a term of imprisonment of not less than:

(a) 10 years and which may be for life; or (b) six years and which may be for life.

(3) If, when imposing a sentence under Subsection (1)(d), a court finds that a lesser term than the term described in Subsection (1)(d) is in the interests of justice and states the reasons for this finding on the record, the court may impose a term of imprisonment of not less than:

(a) 10 years and which may be for life; (b) six years and which may be for life; or (c) three years and which may be for life.

Amended by Chapter 93, 2013 General Session