What are the differences between a misdemeanor and felony charge?
A misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $5,000 fine. Felony charges carry higher maximum penalties depending on whether the felony is a Class A (most serious), Class B or Class C felony offense. Misdemeanor cases are usually charged in a Municipal Court in the city in which the offense allegedly occurred. Sometimes they are charged in a District Court in the county where the offense allegedly occurred. State felonies are charged in the Superior Court in the county where the offense allegedly occurred.