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Felony vs Misdemeanor – What’s the difference?

By Spodek Law Group | February 20, 2023
(Last Updated On: February 20, 2023)

Last Updated on: 20th February 2023, 06:24 pm

Understanding the Difference Between Misdemeanor and Felony: What You Need to Know

When it comes to criminal offenses, misdemeanors and felonies are the two main categories. Knowing the difference between the two can make a huge difference in the potential consequences you face. A misdemeanor is a less serious offense, while a felony is the most serious offense you can commit. If you’re wondering what the difference is between a misdemeanor and a felony, keep reading to find out.

Misdemeanors usually carry less severe punishments compared to felonies. While misdemeanors can still lead to jail time, the jail sentences are typically less than one year, and they’re usually served in a local county jail. Misdemeanors can also come with smaller fines and temporary punishments. On the other hand, felonies come with long jail or prison sentences, fines, or permanent loss of freedoms. Felonies are the most serious offenses you can commit, and they include crimes such as murder, rape, burglary, kidnapping, or arson.

The Different Categories of Crimes

In the criminal justice system, crimes are divided into three categories: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Infractions are the least serious type of crime, and they usually involve the violation of a rule or ordinance. Examples of infractions include traffic tickets, trespassing, littering, and disturbing the peace. Misdemeanors, on the other hand, are more serious than infractions, and they come with potential jail terms of less than one year. Felonies are the most serious type of crime, and they can lead to long jail or prison sentences.

It’s important to note that within these categories, there may be different levels or classes of crimes. The severity of the punishment for a crime is usually determined by the amount of jail time that’s possible. To fully understand how the court system treats a particular case, it’s important to know the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony. If you’re facing criminal charges, it’s important to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you understand your rights and options.

The Severity of Infractions

Infractions may be the least serious type of crime, but they still carry consequences. While there is usually no jail time associated with an infraction, there may be fines and other penalties. Failure to pay the fines associated with an infraction can lead to more serious consequences. For instance, you may end up with a warrant for your arrest or have your driver’s license suspended. In some cases, infractions can even turn into more serious crimes if left unaddressed or unpaid.

Infractions are usually handled differently than misdemeanors and felonies. In most cases, a police officer will witness someone doing something wrong, and they’ll write a ticket and hand it to the person. The person will then be required to pay a fine. Infractions usually involve little to no time in court, and there is usually no need for a criminal defense attorney.

Felonies: The Most Serious Type of Crime

Felonies are the most serious type of crime, and they come with the most severe punishments. Felonies can lead to long jail or prison sentences, hefty fines, and permanent loss of freedoms. The consequences of a felony conviction can be life-altering and can affect your ability to find a job, get a loan, or obtain professional licenses.

If you’re facing felony charges, it’s important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights. A good attorney can help you build a strong defense, negotiate plea bargains, and help you understand the potential consequences of a conviction.




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