Felonies are more serious than misdemeanors and they often carry higher fines and longer jail terms, notes HG Legal Resources. Jail sentences for misdemeanors are typically served in local or country jails, while felony ... More »

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The difference between misdemeanors and felonies are that if the law for a crime has a punishment of incarceration for longer than a year, most states define it as a felony, Nolo says. If the punishment is for one year o... More »

Felony Guide says that the difference between calling theft a felony as opposed to a misdemeanor deals with the value of the property that was stolen. If more than one object was stolen, the total value of all objects st... More »

The penalties for a misdemeanor or felony conviction for making terrorist threats include incarceration, fines, restitution and probation. The period of incarceration can be as little as one year for a misdemeanor convic... More »

A crime is classified as an unlawful activity by the state, such as a felony or misdemeanor, while deviance is nonobservance of the norms set by the majority of society. Deviance can be criminal or noncriminal, whereas c... More »

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According to FindLaw.com, simple assault in Pennsylvania is a misdemeanor of the second degree, which carries up to 2 years in prison if convicted; however, there are also first-degree misdemeanors for simple assault tha... More »

The difference between misdemeanors and felonies are that if the law for a crime has a punishment of incarceration for longer than a year, most states define it as a felony, Nolo says. If the punishment is for one year o... More »