Escape

A person is guilty of escape if without official permission the person intentionally:

A. Leaves official custody or intentionally fails to return to official custody following temporary leave granted for a specific purpose or a limited period. Violation of this paragraph is a Class C crime; or
B. Violates paragraph A and at the time of the escape the person uses physical force against another person, threatens to use physical force or is armed with a dangerous weapon. Violation of this paragraph is a Class B crime.
A class C crime carries a maximum potential sentence of 5 years, $5,000 fine and 2 years of probation. A class B crime carries a maximum potential sentence of 10 years, $20,000 fine and 3 years of probation.

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