What is a Misdemeanor?
A misdemeanor generally refers to less serious crimes punishable under state laws that would be punishable by shorter prison terms in county or state county prisons rather than by death or imprisonment in a state penitentiary as with a felony. State laws may classify misdemeanors for the purpose of sentencing into categories similar to the following:
|Misdemeanor of the first degree.|
|Misdemeanor of the second degree.|
|Misdemeanor of the third degree.|
State laws define what crimes are considered misdemeanors. The penalties usually vary by degree and are differentiated by the maximum prison term and/or type of facility where the sentence will be served.
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