What’s the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor? The distinctions are sometimes obvious and sometimes less than clear, and within that grey area is where the advice of a knowledgeable attorney becomes invaluable. The defense lawyers at Anggelis & Gordon, PLLC are always ready to help in this regard—for nearly a century now, their team has been successfully overseeing criminal law cases, and fighting for the best possible outcomes for their clients.
What exactly constitutes a felony, as opposed to a misdemeanor? If an offense entails potential imprisonment for more than a year, it’s generally considered a felony; but if the punishment in question involves less than a year of potential jail time—or no jail time at all—it’s usually classified as a misdemeanor.
Examples of felonies include grand theft auto, arson, and armed robbery, while shoplifting and petty vandalism are classical examples of misdemeanors. However, some states classify certain crimes (such as assault with a deadly weapon) as “wobblers,” meaning that they can result in felony or misdemeanor charges, depending on the circumstances of the crime.
All actions have consequences, and the question of guilt is often up for debate. But whatever your situation turns out to be, a good attorney can explain all the potential repercussions of a crime—and make sure you have an excellent chance of putting the past behind you and moving on with your life in the fairest and most expedient way possible.
To find out more, contact the firm of Anggelis & Gordon, PLLC at (859) 255-7761, or visit their team online. First consultations are always free, so you have nothing to lose by calling—and reaching out today may mean the difference between a successful case and no case at all!