How is Being Charged with a Felony Different than Being Charged with a Misdemeanor?

Have you Been Charged with a Felony in Lansing Michigan?

 

FELONIES

Felonies are more serious crimes than misdemeanors. A felony conviction may carry a punishment of more than one year of imprisonment. Having a felony conviction on your record can have consequences lasting far longer than your jail sentence. Felony convictions can affect your ability to get a job, the right to vote, the right to own or carry a firearm, the right to obtain certain professional licenses, and the right to travel across the United States border into Canada and Mexico

What are the most common Felonies?

  • Armed Robbery
  • CSC (Criminal Sexual Conduct – Various Degrees)
  • Fraud
  • Home Invasion
  • Kidnapping
  • Larceny (theft of items valuing $1,000 or more)
  • Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance
  • Murder/Manslaughter
  • Possession/Dissemination of Child Pornography
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (a.k.a. Drugs) over a certain amount
  • Prostitution
  • Uttering and Publishing
  • Weapons Charges

The process of a criminal case can be daunting and very confusing.  The following flow charts outline the general procedures and timeline for a standard criminal case.  This is only meant to be a general guide.  Each criminal case is unique.  Your criminal case must be evaluated by a knowledgeable BLF lawyer to determine the process your case will go through.

Michigan Criminal Process Flowcharts

Outline of the Michigan Criminal Process  – Misdemeanors

Outline of the Michigan Criminal Process  – Felonies