Criminal Categories Of Crimes – Misdemeanors And Felonies

Offense s
are divided by law into criminal and civil matters. While
 civil offenses infringe on a person’s right to civil liberty,
 criminal offenses are those that violate public law. Federal
 and state laws divide these crimes into two categories of
varying severity: misdemeanors and felonies.
Felonies are much more serious crimes than misdemeanors, 
and hence have much harsher sentences.

If you’re convicted of a crime, you may be sentenced to 
fines, community service, imprisonment, or other penal discipline.

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