Felonies and Misdemeanors

There are different kinds of crimes. Some are much more serious than others. Felony crimes are more serious than misdemeanor crimes and you could be locked up for a longer period of time. In some very serious cases, youth may have to go to adult court.

Some crimes can be either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on what happened. For example, if you get into a fistfight you could be charged with misdemeanor battery. But if you hurt someone badly in a fistfight, you could be charged with felony battery.

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