What Is A Felony/Misdemeanor?
Felonies are the most serious criminal cases. A case is a felony if the punishment can include state prison. Although some felonies are punishable by life in prison, most cases have fixed sentences. The law of sentencing in felony cases is very complex and has been growing more difficult each year. Depending upon your circumstances, an experienced attorney can help you avoid jail time.
If convicted of a misdemeanor, on the other hand, the punishment could mean a fine and/or jail time of up to one year in the county jail. A skilled attorney can fight for a favorable outcome in your case including sentencing alternatives, reduced charges, or in some circumstances having the case dismissed.