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What distinguishes a misdemeanor from a felony?

Misdemeanors: Misdemeanors result in a jail sentence of less than one year incarceration and must be served in a city or county jail rather than a state or federal prison. Defendants who can’t afford an attorney are not entitled to a court-appointed attorney. A person convicted of a misdemeanor is allowed to vote, serve on a […]