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Misdemeanors and Felonies
In the United States, crimes are divided into two broad categories: misdemeanors and felonies. These are distinguised in terms of their maximum punishment;. Misdemeanors are crimes that carry a maximum of twelve months incarceration (jail time), while felonies are those crimes that have punishments in excess of twelve months incarceration. Many felonies are also broken down into classifications, or levels of seriousness, according to what punishments may be imposed.
Felonies that are broken down into these differing classifications include:
- Sale of illegal drugs
- Grand theft
- Sexual Assault
Being convicted of a felony will effect your ability to vote, to run for office, sit as a juror, and your rights to possess and own firearms. More importantly, a felony can effect your ability to find employment, and government grants and housing. Further, there are also misdemeanors that can effect your rights to possess firearms, and government grants and housing. Depending on your record, there may be opportunities to keep you from suffering some of these consequences, and it is important that if you are charged with a crime, either a misdemeanor or a felony, that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to see what may be possible to help your situation.
Finally, if you have already been convicted of a crime, misdemeanor or felony, there may be a possibility to get your record expunged.