Downtown Lexington, Kentucky
231 Lexington Ave
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 255-7761

Anggelis & Gordon, PLLC: Top Lawyers Explain The Difference Between a Felony & a Misdemeanor June 24, 2015

Downtown Lexington, Lexington-Fayette Central
Anggelis & Gordon, PLLC: Top Lawyers Explain The Difference Between a Felony & a Misdemeanor, Lexington-Fayette Central, Kentucky

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!

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Anggelis & Gordon, PLLC
Why You May Need an Attorney for a DUI, Lexington-Fayette Central, Kentucky
When you've been charged with driving under the influence, the system may seem stacked against you, with police and prosecutors pressuring you to plead guilty. While the state tries more
What Is an Ignition Interlock Device? A Local DUI Attorney Explains, Lexington-Fayette Central, Kentucky
Drivers convicted of a DUI usually have their driving privileges suspended or revoked as part of their sentence. Kentucky law allows convicted drivers to install an ignition more
Should You Accept a Plea Bargain in Your Criminal Law Case?, Lexington-Fayette Central, Kentucky
If you have been arrested on criminal charges, your first thought is probably, “How am I going to get out of this?” So when the prosecution offers you a plea bargain, your instinct more
Why Do the Courts Take So Long to Resolve Criminal Law Cases?, Lexington-Fayette Central, Kentucky
Criminal law cases are rarely simple. Even if you are only facing misdemeanor charges, you can expect it to take anywhere from three months to two years to resolve. If you need a more
An Attorney Explains How to Have Your Kentucky Criminal Record Expunged, Lexington-Fayette Central, Kentucky
If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you know better than most the long-lasting effects the charges can have on your future—even if you were never convicted. However, more