What You Should Know About Criminal Law
Crimial Matters can escalate quickly. It’s important you are completely aware of your rights in the event you become liable to criminal charges. Crimes are generally defined as deviant behavior that violates social norms. What is considered a social norm and what is considered deviant behavior is determined both at the federal level and the state of Florida as are the punishments for various crimes. In the United States, crimes are classified in two main categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are serious crimes that are generally punishable by a year or more in prison (e.g., armed robbery, murder). Misdemeanors are less serious crimes that are generally punishable by less than a year in prison (e.g., petty theft, vandalism).