A felony is the next step up from a misdemeanor. When you are convicted with a felony, the consequences are much worse than that of a misdemeanor. Felonies are divided into categories based on the seriousness of the offense. Low-level felonies do not all require mandatory extensive jail time. Low-level felonies such as larceny or embezzlement can lead to probationary sentences such as house arrest, jail weekends or community service.
Mid-level felonies which can include violent assaults, involuntary manslaughter, driving while impaired, or robbery can lead to a more severe form of punishment. Although there are some cases in which the convicted felon may be granted parole, most mid-level felony criminal law crimes result in lengthy prison time.
Now looking at high-level felonies, the consequences are the most severe. Types of high-level felony criminal crimes include voluntary manslaughter, armed robbery, sexual violence, or drug trafficking. These crimes offend lead to extensive jail time, sentences of life in prison, or in some states, death by lethal injection.
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