What Is the Difference Between Misdemeanors & Felonies?
Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, our legal team is prepared to deliver the strong representation that you require. Misdemeanors are typically less serious criminal offenses and, therefore, receive less severe penalties. Felonies, on the other hand, are more severe crimes that are punishable by much larger fines and sometimes significantly longer jail time.
Do not be fooled, however, by the fact that misdemeanors are less serious than felonies – in the eyes of the law, they are considered serious breaches of the law and punished as such. A Class 1 misdemeanor can land you in jail for up to six months and cost you as much as $2,500 in fines. Not only that, but the offense will also go on your permanent record and remain there until you turn 99. That means it will show up on a background check, which could make it difficult to obtain certain types of employment. Whether you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony, be sure to have a dependable legal advocate on your side.