Felony v Misdeamanor Court Procedures (Mrs Singh)

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The paper will provide research on the differences between a felony and a misdemeanor in the American criminal justice system. It will provide a clear distinction between the two crime types and explain the different levels of criminal punishment. Included will be a memo written to a lawyers client, Ms. Singh, explaining the differences between a felony and a misdemeanor and the possible legal consequences for the crime of breach of peac

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Court ProceduresNameClassDateProfessorCourt ProceduresAbstract The paper will provide research on the differences between a felony and a misdemeanor in the American criminal justice system. It will provide a clear distinction between the two crime types and explain the different levels of criminal punishment. Included will be a memo written to a lawyers client, Ms. Singh, explaining the differences between a felony and a misdemeanor and the possible legal consequences for the crime of breach of peace. Court Procedures When a criminal offender is charged with a criminal offense the crime can be labeled as a misdemeanor or a felony. The two types of crimes are treated differently in the criminal justice system. A misdemeanor is a crime that has been deemed less serious than a felony by the criminal justice system. A felony is a serious crime that results in the criminal offender being punished to jail for more than one year as well as the threat of being punished by death. The dividing line between felonies and misdemeanors is not whether someone convicted of a particular crime must be punished by a specific time in jail, but whether such person may be punished for a certain length of time or in a specific type of prison (Flynn, 2008). The misdemeanor is a crime that is not serious enough to result in a harsh prison sentence. The laws concerning the felony and the misdemeanor change from state to state and result in different

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