What is the difference between a misdemeanor charge and a felony charge?

Misdemeanor charges typically serving in custody, if convicted, less than one year, felony above a year, but that’s not the truth. The truth is that a felony charge is a serious charge that will affect you for the rest of your life. It is considered, by society, a serious offense. Misdemeanors, on the other hand, not so much. Typically, prosecutors are much more negotiable in misdemeanor cases than they ever will be in felony cases. Occasionally, attorneys are able to get cases dropped from being a felony to a misdemeanor. That’s where you want to go if you do have a felony. If you have a misdemeanor, you want to get that case diverted so there’s no harm, no foul, to you in the future.

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