Felony vs. Misdemeanor: What you Need to Know
One of the questions people who have been charged with a crime ask involves the difference between a felony and misdemeanor crime. There are a few basic differences, with the main one being that misdemeanors are typically crimes against property, while felonies tend to be crimes against people.
All criminal charges are serious, regardless of whether they are felonies or misdemeanors. That’s because having a prior arrest can affect a future sentence, regardless of whether the new charge is a felony or misdemeanor. As such, defendants are encouraged to seek legal counsel any time they are charged with a crime, no matter what the offense is.