Unit 1 Individual Project
Misdemeanor and Felonies
By Christopher Mincey
Introduction to Criminal Law (CRJS205 -1404B-01)
Many people may have a lot of concerns of what may happen when they are charged for a crime and what may happen next if they are convicted. When people get arrested it is scary due to the fact of not knowing what may happen to you or what steps to take if you are convicted.
You have charges that fall under two categories which are misdemeanor or felony. With both of these categories there may be time that an individual may have to ...view middle of the document...
Most felonies that are committed, an individual will have to serve time in a state or federal correctional facility. Many states judicial systems have prosecutors get an indictment in order to charge an individual of a felony. If a person is convicted of a felony they can serve a sentence that is over a year and also may be subjected to fines as well. The courts will provide the individual with an attorney if he or she cannot afford one. Most common examples of felonies are drug use with the intent to sale, burglary, arson, manslaughter, and forcible rape. All these crimes are just extreme crimes that could get you placed in prison or have the possibility of getting an individual life imprisonment or death penalty. Let’s say if a person has committed a capital felony, example of capital felony would be murder. According to the State of Florida, crime and punishment chart of year 2000 this crime would be punishable by life imprisonment or death. The severity of the crime you commit depends of the time or the severity of punishment that will be given to an individual.
So looking at the crime that Ms. Singh was arrested for was a misdemeanor crime offense. Breach of peace is the same thing as disturbing the peace. Not only looking at the context Ms. Singh was touched by an unwanted person when she was at the bar. Now looking at this situation from a judge point...