18 U.S. Code § 3581 - Sentence of imprisonment
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Sentence of imprisonment
A defendant who has been found guilty of an offense may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment.
(b)Authorized Terms.—The authorized terms of imprisonment are—
for a Class A felony, the duration of the defendant’s life or any period of time;
for a Class B felony, not more than twenty-five years;
for a Class C felony, not more than twelve years;
for a Class D felony, not more than six years;
for a Class E felony, not more than three years;
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