There are two main classifications of crime in the criminal justice system
that can be branched into two general categories.
misdemeanors, these two terms are separated by the severity of the punishment.
Misdemeanors are the less serious of the two and receives a shorter sentence whereas
felonies are very serious and receive longer and more harsh punishment. Although
these terms may not be something you think about on a daily basis, knowing
the difference may help you to make better choices or help you to avoid
any activities that may cause either label to be associated with yourself.
misdemeanor is used to describe offenses that are less serious than felonies. A misdemeanor
crime is usually something that does not cause serious harm to anyone
or anything. Many people have probably committed a misdemeanor crime without
even knowing it. Speeding on the highway or walking around drunk late
at night are both crimes that are considered misdemeanor. This means that
someone classified for a misdemeanor crime receives punishment that is
less than a year of jail time, a monetary fine, or penalty of some sort.
Here is a list of crimes that are usually classified as misdemeanor in
the state of Texas.
The term felony is used to describe very serious crimes. These crimes are
labeled as such because of the degree to which they harm others. Partaking
in felony crimes means that you could receive a punishment of a year or
more in prison, all the way up to the death penalty. Here are some examples
of felony crimes.
Although the criminal justice system can seem very intimidating, you can
feel comfortable contacting
Kyle Law Firm. They have experienced attorneys and free consultations that can help
you, with your legal needs.