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Felony vs. Misdemeanor: Understanding the Differences

When it comes to criminal offenses, understanding the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor is important. A felony is a serious crime that typically carries a punishment of more than one year in prison.

Examples include murder, robbery, and fraud. On the other hand, a misdemeanor is a less serious offense that usually results in a punishment of less than one year in jail. Common misdemeanors include petty theft, simple assault, and trespassing.

To learn more about the types of felony and misdemeanor cases we handle. Contact Chicago Premier Attorney, today. 312-236-7078

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