Facing Criminal Charges: Misdemeanor vs. Felony

handcuffedWith so many complex words in the legal system, it is easy to feel lost and confused. To help you navigate this stressful situation, we discuss the details of two important terms that are used frequently – misdemeanor and felony.

These terms are two classifications of crimes. Felony crimes are more serious than misdemeanors. Some states classify these two types of crimes based on their punishments: misdemeanors are often punished with an approximate sentence of a 1 year maximum in prison, while felonies are often punished with an approximate sentence of 1 year minimum in prison.

The particular crimes that are considered misdemeanors or felonies vary state by state. But some crimes can be either a felony or a misdemeanor. Murder is always a felony, but some drug and assault misdemeanors can be escalated to felonies if particular circumstances occur. The presence of a weapon or committing the crime against a certain demographic of people can push misdemeanor charges to felonies.

Posting bail for criminal charges

We understand the stress that a legal situation can bring about. It is wise to seek counsel before your trial, and posting bail is the ideal opportunity to seek out this counsel. Call us today at 615-255-1800 to post your bail and help you simplify this confusing time.