What is the difference between a misdemeanor and felony charge?

Both of these charges are serious and should be dealt with serious consideration. Either of them can come with influencing effects that can greatly change your life. A felony is typically the more serious charge that can carry greater penalties, but a misdemeanor should not be overlooked by any means.

Both a misdemeanor or a felony can results in thousands of dollars in fines and jail time. Felonies can allow for longer sentences and even larger fines. There are three types of misdemeanor charges: Class A, Class B and Class C. Felonies can include State Jail, Third Degree, Second Degree, First Degree and Capital. Misdemeanors are generally considered to have a penalty one year in jail or less. Felony offenses are punishable by more than one year of incarceration. Both misdemeanors and felonies can have thousands of dollars in fines and court costs.

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