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What are the Penalties for Felony Charges in Michigan?

The difference between a felony and a misdemeanor depends on the severity of the crime. In Michigan, felonies are punishable by imprisonment by the state, among other things. Misdemeanors, which are less severe, may be punishable by jail time but also commonly result in fines, restitution, and community service.

About Aggravating Circumstances

A crime that would otherwise be classified as a misdemeanor may be considered a felony if there are certain “aggravating” factors present.

Aggravating circumstances include:

  • The use of violence
  • Children were involved
  • Severe harm was inflicted upon others
  • The alleged offender has previous convictions

Any one of these could make an otherwise simple charge more complicated for the accused, and make the consequences even more severe.

Learn about the factors that could impact your charges. Contact our Birmingham felony attorney at (248) 785-3334 to schedule a free consultation.

Types of Felony Offenses

There are many crimes that can be tried as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances, including:

Drug crimes make up more than one-fourth of all charges tried at the circuit court level. Possession of small amounts of marijuana and some controlled chemical substances are generally considered misdemeanors, while other drug charges are typically felonies.

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Whether you have been charged with DUI, home invasion, larceny, criminal sexual conduct, carrying a concealed weapon, or anything else, all accused individuals can and should have fair representation in court.

Rights First Law won’t let the court presume that you’re guilty. If you retain our services, we will relentlessly fight to protect your rights and freedom. You can rely on our Birmingham criminal defense attorney for the effective and experienced legal defense you need.

Find a defender who will fight for you. Get a free consultation at Rights First Law by calling (248) 785-3334.

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