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 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)
- Home Invasion
- Larceny (theft of items valuing $1,000 or more)
- Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance
- Possession/Dissemination of Child Pornography
- Possession of a Controlled Substance (a.k.a. Drugs) over a certain amount
- 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