Can you tell me the difference between a misdemeanor and felony?
in Criminal Law
There are two types of offenses you may be charged with: misdemeanors and felonies. With a misdemeanor, you generally won’t get more than a year of jail-time. Some examples of misdemeanors are possession of marijuana and simple assault or battery. However, felonies are often more serious, and you can face more than a year of jail-time. Some examples of felonies are attempted murder and drug trafficking. Whether you have a misdemeanor or a felony offense, it’s a good idea to consult an attorney.