Felony or Misdemeanor? What’s the difference – Drug Lawyer Chicago
There are important differences between being charged with a felony and being charged with a misdemeanor offense.
These differences affect:
- how much your case will cost
- how long your case will go on for
- the amount of jail or prison time you face if found guilty
- the amount of fine you could receive if found guilty
- your ability to vote
- your right to serve on a jury
- your ability to possess a firearm
With a felony conviction you will be excluded from government aid that you haven’t paid into such as: Social Security and Unemployment, federal grants and loans, eligibility for Section 8 housing and food stamps.