When you hear the words “crime” and “criminal,” what comes to mind? For many people, the first thing that comes to mind is a felony.
However, there are actually different types of criminal cases: misdemeanors and felonies.
In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between these two types of criminal cases. Keep reading to learn more!
What is a Misdemeanor?
A misdemeanor is a minor offense that is punishable by a fine and up to six months to one year in jail, depending on the crime. The most common misdemeanor charges include:
DUI’s – Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Drugs or a Combination
Corporal Injury to a Spouse
Possession of Drugs
Possession of Paraphernalia
What Are the Different Criminal Consequences for a Misdemeanor Case?
For a misdemeanor charge, you may be facing up to one year in jail and/or a fine. The consequences will vary depending on the severity of the crime and your criminal history.
What is a Felony?
A felony is a more serious offense that is punishable by more than one year in prison. The most common felony charges include:
Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Domestic Violence – Corporal Injury
Injury Causing Great Bodily Injury
What Are the Different Criminal Consequences for a Felony Case?
If you are convicted of a felony, you may be facing up to life in prison. Every felony charge has their own potential sentencing scheme. An attorney will best be able to advise you what the consequences are for your case.
The consequences will also vary depending on the severity of the crime and your criminal history.
What Is the Difference Between County Prison and State Prison??
If you are sentenced to county prison, you will serve your sentence in a local jail. If you are sentenced to state prison, you will serve your sentence in a state prison.
The main difference between county prison and state prison is the length of the sentence.
Generally, County Jail generally houses inmates that are serving time that is less than a year. Also housed in county jail are inmates that are awaiting their sentence. State Prison is for inmates serving lengthier sentences on crimes that are more severe in nature.
State prison is considered to be “worse” than county prison.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE MISDEMEANOR OR FELONY CRIMINAL CHARGES?
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, you need the criminal defense lawyers at ALL Trial Lawyers by your side. The attorneys at ALL Trial Lawyers are trial attorneys with years of experience.
They know the law and are not afraid to take your case to trial.
In addition, they have a strong reputation among judges and prosecutors throughout Southern California, which has delivered tremendous victories for their clients.
Our ultimate goal is to provide the best results that can be achieved in your case— whether by way of outright dismissal, a favorable plea bargain deal, or an acquittal of the charges at trial.
With ALL Trial Lawyers by your side, you can rest assured that the criminal team will be giving you their all.
Call (866) 811-4255 right now for your free consultation.
We have an office located near you. We have experience fighting cases in Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and San Diego County.