Felonies And Misdemeanors
What Is a Felony?
Your loved one may have received a felony arrest, and you aren’t sure what the word “felony” means. A felony is a crime that is very serious, classified in the following degrees:
- Murder, rape and arson are first-degree felony charges, and they carry the highest penalties.
- Manslaughter, child molestation and aggravated assault are all second-degree felonies.
- The transmission of pornography and violent assault and battery are third-degree felonies.
- Involuntary manslaughter and burglary are fourth-degree felonies.
Felonies are also divided into classes. For example, some states list felonies as Class A, Class B, Class C or Class D.
What Is a Misdemeanor?
Your loved one may also have received misdemeanor charges. Misdemeanor charges are not as serious as felonies, so they are punishable by a fine or lesser penalty. A jail sentence for these cases results in time in the county jail. These are nonviolent crimes such as DUI and larceny or petty theft.
In either case, you will need to obtain bail bonds. Bail bonds allow your loved one to prepare for his or her trial out of custody. Contact us at Big Mike’s Bail Bonds today. We will help you get your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible. We are available 24 hours a day, and can make the process easy. Let us take some of the stress off of you during this time. Felonies and misdemeanors are enough to deal with in court and you need to focus on getting through your case.