Misdemeanor Vs Felony Case Study

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Memorandum
To: Ms. Singh
From: Clark & Clark Attorneys
Date: July 26, 2015
Subject: Misdemeanor vs. Felony

Ms. Singh, you have expressed your concerns about the possibility of a long prison sentence and possible capital punishment after being arrest for breach of peace in which is classified as a misdemeanor not a felony. This memo will explain the differences between a felony and misdemeanor, and inform you on all the facts on your case. The report stated that your boyfriend became jealous and punched the other man. Nevertheless, this memo is going to explaining your arrest only, if in fact you are convicted for the crime of breach of peace. Crimes are categories in two, felonies and misdemeanors. A felony is considered a serious crime, punishable by a long prison sentence or a death sentence. Felony crimes are described as murder, robbery, rape, illegal drug sales and distribution, arson, treason and espionage. These felonies fall under
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The main difference between a felony and a misdemeanor is that a felony is punishable by a year or more while a misdemeanor is one year or less. Misdemeanors are also classified by their severity raging from A to C and 1 to 3. However, in Tennessee, class A misdemeanor sentence can be not greater than 11 months 29 days in jail or a fine not to exceed $2,500 or both, unless otherwise provided by statute (Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-35-111). While a class B misdemeanor sentence can be not greater than 6 months in jail or a fine not to exceed $500 or both, unless otherwise provided by statue (Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-35-111). Last but not least, a class C misdemeanor can be not greater than 30 days in jail or a fine not exceeding $50.00, or both, unless otherwise provided by statute. Fines will vary depending on the state, some to pay fines, serve time or possibly both (Tenn. Code Ann. §
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