Anatomy of a Criminal Case

There are three main types of criminal cases: Felony, Misdemeanor, and Juvenile.

Felony Case

A serious crime that is punishable by more than one year in prison. 

Misdemeanor Case

A crime that is punishable by less than 12 months in jail.

Juvenile Case

A case involving someone suspected of violating a criminal statute while they were under 18 years old.