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When you are charged with a criminal crime, it is usually categorized as a felony or a misdemeanor. A felony offense is considered to be more serious than a misdemeanor. Both can appear on your criminal record.

Felonies

A felony is a crime that is punishable by more than one (1) year in prison or by death. Felonies are divided into different degrees, as follows:

Felony Class

Maximum Jail Sentence

Maximum Fine

Capital Felony

death or life imprisonment with no parole

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Life Felony

40 years to life

$15,000

First Degree (1st) Felony

30 years

$10,000

Second Degree (2nd) Felony

15 years

$10,000

Third Degree (3rd) Felony

5 years

$5,000

 

Misdemeanors

A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by less than a year in prison.Misdemeanors do not usually involve serious bodily harm to another person. Misdemeanors are divided into different degrees, as follows:

Misdemeanor Class

Maximum Jail Sentence

Maximum Fine

First Degree (1st) Misdemeanor

1 year

$1,000

Second Degree (2nd) Misdemeanor

60 days

$500

 

If you are being charged with a felony or misdemeanor, it is in your best interest to speak with an attorney. Please contact my office to evaluate your case and inform you of your options.321-727-0910.

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