What’s the difference between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?
No two crimes are the same, so to provide an easy distinction between lesser and more serious crimes, every state places crimes into specific categories. The two major classifications of crimes in the state of Georgia are felonies and misdemeanors.
Felonies are typically more serious crimes and usually involve some physical harm to the victims or grossly fraudulent financial schemes. Misdemeanors are crimes that are punishable by up to a year in jail, the payment of the fine, community service or restitution. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes.