There are five classifications of felonies and three classifications of misdemeanors. With
the exception of murder in the first degree, all felonies in the Revised Criminal Code, in the old
Title 39 and in titles other than Title 39 are classified. Each felony has an A, B, C, D, or E classification.
"A" is the most serious and "E" is the least serious. Each misdemeanor has either an A, B,
or C classification with "A" being most serious and "C" being least serious. Murder in the first
degree carries three possible penalties: life (with the possibility of parole), life without parole, and death.