I would like to know the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor in Massachusetts?

sean (Guest) on Thursday, November 08 2012, 04:14 PM
Does the difference have to do with whether you can go to jail or not if you get convicted or is it some other factor?
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    Replied by Attorney Stephen Morte on Friday, November 09 2012, 04:01 PM · Hide · #1
    Generally speaking the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor is the amount of time one would serve. A felony which is more serious would be served in a state’s prison. A misdemeanor would be served in a house of correction or a jail. A felony charge would include crimes like murder, rape assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. A misdemeanor charge would include crimes like driving under the influence,larceny under $250.00 and a simple assault.
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