What Are Misdemeanor Classifications? What Are the Penalties? As a general rule, most criminal acts are identified as either misdemeanors or felonies (some lesser offenses may be characterized as "infractions"). Misdemeanors are typically further ... [Read more...]
The Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor
The Most Common Categories of Criminal Offenses At both the state and the federal level, most crimes are identified as either misdemeanors or felonies. (Offenses known as “infractions” are technically not criminal offenses. They don’t require you to ... [Read more...]
Misdemeanor vs. Infraction – What’s the Difference?
Understanding the Lesser Criminal Violations Within the criminal justice system, there are degrees of crimes, with felonies considered the most egregious. Among the less serious offenses, violations of the law are generally identified as either ... [Read more...]
As a general rule, a misdemeanor is a criminal offense that carries a penalty of up to one year in detention. In most instances, the incarceration is in a county jail or similar facility, rather than a prison. Most misdemeanor convictions also ... [Read more...]