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A misdemeanor (American English) or misdemeanour (English) is any "lesser" criminal act in some common law legal systems. Misdemeanors are generally punished less severely than felonies, but theoretically more so than administrative infractions (also known as minor, petty, or summary offences) and regulatory offences.

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Traffic violations, trespass, petty theft and similar offenses are misdemeanors and depending on the state, carry maximum jail times of between 6 months and 1 ...

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A misdemeanor is a criminal offense that is less serious than a felony and more serious than an infraction. Misdemeanors are generally punishable by a fine and  ...

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Misdemeanor vs. Felony Offenses. Misdemeanors: Misdemeanors are more serious than infractions. They are usually defined as a crime which is punishable by ...

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This page provides basic information about what typically happens in cases where a person is charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense. It is not a complete ...

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Some California offenses can be charged either more or less ... Misdemeanor / felony wobblers, and ...

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Some states subdivide misdemeanors by class or degree or define more serious misdemeanor offenses as "gross misdemeanors." These classifications ...

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Misdemeanors Defined. As a general rule, a misdemeanor is a criminal offense that carries a penalty of up to one year in detention. In most instances, the ...

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Misdemeanor defined and explained with examples. A misdemeanor is a criminal offense less serious than a felony, punishable by a fine or short jail time.

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Mar 9, 2017 ... A misdemeanor is a criminal offense that is less serious than a felony, but more serious than an infraction. See this article to learn more.