33 U.S. Code § 395 - Limit of sentence
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It shall not be lawful for the court to sentence any person convicted in such trial to any greater punishment than imprisonment in jail for one year, or to a fine exceeding $500, or both, in its discretion, in those cases where the laws of the United States authorize such imprisonment and fine.
Source(R.S. § 4304.)
R.S. § 4304 derived from act June 11, 1864, ch. 121, § 5,13 Stat. 125.