The penalties for a crime depend upon the type of crime committed, and whether you are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony. Generally, a misdemeanor results in fines, probation, and mandatory community service. In the case of a traffic violation or a DUI you may lose driving privileges for some time, and face up to one year in jail.
A felony conviction carries at least one year in prison, often much more. You will incur higher fines, more hours of community service and stricter probation requirements. Both misdemeanor and felony convictions result in a permanent mark on a criminal record.
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