What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

Misdemeanors and felonies are two different classifications of crimes. Misdemeanors are usually regarded as less severe crimes than felonies. Nevertheless, a conviction can still lead to incarceration and fines. Misdemeanors typically result in a sentence of less than one year in jail. Common misdemeanors include vandalism, theft, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct.

Felonies are considered to be more serious crimes. They have much harsher penalties and are more likely to result in extended periods of imprisonment. Examples of felonies include murder, fraud, kidnapping, and rape.

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